Video: Adrian Gonzalez slugs third home run of the night

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Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has his first career three-homer game. Here’s video of his third big fly of the night Wednesday — a solo shot off Padres starter Andrew Cashner …

Gonzalez also homered Monday and Tuesday, so he’s already up to five on the year. “A-Gone” is the first player in the history of Major League Baseball to tally five home runs in his team’s first three games.

Tigers sign Francisco Liriano

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Robert Murray of FanRag Sports reports that the Tigers have signed Francisco Liriano to a one-year, $4 million contract.

Liriano split time between the Blue Jays and Astros last year, putting up a 5.66 ERA in 38 games, 18 of which were starts, striking out 85 and walking 53 in 97 innings. He pitched two-thirds on an inning in the World Series, but overall it was a pretty substandard season. But hey, those innings ain’t gonna eat themselves, and Liriano will eat some in Detroit.

Not to speak ill of him: he is almost certainly the second best Francisco Li- player in the division.