Found May 11, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire entered Saturday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles hoping to get starting pitcher Vance Worley deep into the game to save some innings from his recently taxed bullpen. The bullpen, a strength all season, has thrown the sixth-most innings of relief in the American League this season with the fourth-best bullpen ERA, and was coming off a tough Friday night loss in which the relievers gave up six runs in four innings in a Baltimore come-from-behind, extra-inning win. When Worley gave up what Gardenhire described as a "field goal" with three runs in the top of the first inning, thoughts of a long outing looked bleak. But Worley whose first-inning struggles continued managed to pitch into the sixth inning and the bullpen again answered the call with 3-23 scoreless innings in Minnesota's 8-5 win. "That's kind of why we ran Worley out there," Gardenhire said of Worley pitching into the sixth....
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