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White Sox Wed May 04 2011

Liriano, Twins No-Hit Shell-Shocked Sox

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Francisco Liriano and the Twins celebrate his no-hitter / Tribune photo: Brian Cassella

Oh geez. The White Sox needed this like a hole in the head. On a cold, gray night at the Cell, they not only took their 16th loss in 20 games, they got no-hit by struggling left-hander Francisco Liriano and the hated Twins, 1-0.

At 11-20, after the worst April in franchise history, they're in last place, 10 1/2 games behind the first-place upstarts from Cleveland, and the vultures are closing in for the kill. Phil Rogers is flailing about for a solution -- "do something," he implores, calling for the head of Juan Pierre -- while Joe Cowley sensibly figures there's little the Sox can do with this "$125 million pile of dung."

Cowley:

Now the sobering part of an ''All In'' campaign-turned-bad joke: There is no help coming.

Not now, not any time soon.

That's a statement you're just going to have to wrap your arms around and embrace.

Sad but true.

Can Derrick Rose hit leadoff?

 
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