Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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This was the kind of start the Minnesota Twins had been waiting for from Nick Blackburn all season long.After an encouraging spring training, Blackburn struggled during the regular season. Eventually, it led to a demotion to Triple-A Rochester for the 30-year-old right-hander. Yet after two starts with the Red Wings, Blackburn appeared to regain form as he allowed just one run in 6 23 innings Friday in the Twins' 2-1 extra-innings win against Kansas City."He made it look effortless,(and) that was something he had been working on," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Blackburn. "(He had) all of his pitches. Good changeups, good sinkers and good sliders. That was a great performance. Desperately needed by him, for him and for our baseball team."Blackburn left after a two-out, two-strike double by Yuniesky Betancourt in the sixth inning resulted in the only run Blackburn allowed. Betancourt's double rolled to the corner in left field past Josh Willingham, allowing Eric Hosmer to score...
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