Brian Duensing struck out eight in his third Major League start. (Andy King/AP)
By Tyler Mason / MLB.com
Brian Duensing dazzled in his third big league start, allowing just one run on three hits in seven innings. The Twins rapped out four hits in the first inning to plate three runs, including Jason Kubel's RBI triple, and though they didn't score again, Duensing's effort held up.
a-Walked for Teagarden in the 9th. 1-Ran for Blalock in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Rodriguez, I (18, Nathan), Murphy, Dv (17, Nathan). TB: Davis, C; Kinsler; Andrus; Cruz, N; Young, M; Rodriguez, I 2; Murphy, Dv 2. RBI: Hamilton (44), Murphy, Dv (38). 2-out RBI: Murphy, Dv. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cruz, N; Young, M; Davis, C. Team RISP: 1-for-7. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Kinsler 2 (26, 2nd base off Duensing/Mauer, 2nd base off Guerrier/Mauer). CS: Andrus (3, 2nd base by Guerrier/Mauer).