Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/2/14
The Minnesota Twins haven't been able to dig their way out of some early holes, thanks to their struggling rotation. That could change when they send one of their hottest pitchers to the mound. Samuel Deduno looks to win a career-best fourth straight start and end the Twins' four-game losing streak Friday night when he takes on rookie Jarred Cosart and the visiting Houston Astros. Scott Diamond was the latest Minnesota starter to fall on difficult times Thursday, allowing seven runs and nine hits in five-plus innings in a 7-2 loss to Kansas City. He was optioned to the minors following the game. Minnesota's starters have the highest ERA in baseball at 5.18, and they've posted a 7.65 ERA while giving up 34 hits over 20 innings during the team's skid. It's been a much different story when the Twins (45-60) have had Deduno (7-4, 3.18 ERA) toeing the rubber. The right-hander has been effectively wild during a three-start winning streak, allowing 11 walks but only three runs in 21 inning...
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