New York, NY (Sports Network) - Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher
Francisco Liriano has been named the National League Player of the Week for
the period ending August 4.
Liriano, who went 2-0 over 14 innings pitched with 14 strikeouts and a
sparkling 0.64 ERA, won his second career weekly award. He last earned the
honor for the week ending May 8, 2011 after tossing a no-hitter for the
Liriano is 12-4 on the season with a 2.02 ERA for the NL Central-leading
Others considered for the award included Liriano's teammate A.J. Burnett,
the Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman, Chris Johnson, Justin Upton, Alex Wood
and Craig Kimbrel, the St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Holliday and the Los Angeles
Dodgers' Kenley Jansen.
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