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Key to Liriano: Get him early

Francisco Liriano gets better as the game progresses, so the Yankees need to hit him early and often in Game 1 tonight.

This year, the opposition has a .328 batting average and .821 base-plus-slugging percentage in the first inning. It falls  to .225 and .637 in the second.

The lefthander has a 5.81 ERA in the first inning.

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