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Liriano steals show from Clemens

It was Roger Clemens' 2006 debut, but Twins rookie phenom Francisco Liriano stole the show.

Updated: June 23, 2006, 6:13 PM ET
By Jonah Keri | Special to Page 2

Baseball fans who tuned in to watch Thursday night's Twins-Astros game got a rare treat. After all, it's not every day you get to see one of the most dominating pitchers in the game, a strikeout machine whose fastball gives hitters nightmares, an intimidating mound presence capable of winning a game by himself.

Oh yeah, and Roger Clemens was pitching too.

The return of the Rocket was the big story heading into the game. But it was 22-year-old Twins phenom Francisco Liriano who stole ...

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