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Yankees knock Twins starter Brian Duensing out in fourth

Oct 9, 2010, 9:49 PM EDT

Brian Duensing is 12-3 with a 2.93 ERA in 22 career regular season starts, including 7-2 with a 3.05 ERA in 13 starts after moving from the bullpen to the rotation in mid-July of this year, but the Yankees had little trouble knocking the 27-year-old left-hander around tonight.
Duensing failed to make it out of the fourth inning at Yankee Stadium, leaving with a runner on first base and one out in the third inning after allowing eight of the 17 batters he faced to reach base.
That damage including a wall-banging triple to center field by Robinson Cano and a two-run blast by Marcus Thames, and Yankees hitters didn’t swing and miss on a single Duensing pitch. Matt Guerrier allowed the runner on first base to score after coming on in relief of Duensing, putting the Twins in a 5-0 hole and on the brink of elimination.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Oct 9, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    Twinkies lose to the Yankers? Other amazing factoids…the sun is hot, water is wet and Yankers fans are a-holes. Did we even need to play this series? Can we just skip the ALCS and NLCS and start the inevitable Phillies-Yankers World Series on Wednesday?

  2. jde - Oct 9, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    You’re very witty.

  3. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Oct 10, 2010 at 12:21 AM

    3 down, 8 to go

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