Francisco Liriano dug up another gem for his 12th win of the season. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

When the Pirates need to stop a losing streak, they send out their stopper.

Francisco Liriano has become the stopper. He and the Pirates are now 12-4 in his starts after beating the Colorado Rockies 5-2 on Saturday night, and by doing so stopped a two-game losing streak from turning into a losing skid.

Winter's best free agent signing pitched seven shutout innings, struck out six batters and allowed only two Rockies hits, and Liriano continues to build himself back to his All-Star form and construct a case for Cy Young Award contention.

"Everything's been going the way I want it to," Liriano said. "Not gonna lie, I'm a little surprised. I try not to think about it too much."

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