Posted July 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Rangerstwins_32ef
Minnesota Twins starter Brian Duensing left Wednesday night's game in the fifth inning after being hit in the left ankle by a batted ball. Alex Avila led off the inning with a one-hopper that hit Duensing squarely on the ankle. He took one step toward the ball before collapsing in pain. Twins catcher Joe Mauer threw Avila out at first before Duensing was surrounded by teammates and the Minnesota training staff. After a few moments, he was helped to his feet and limped off the field under his own power. He was replaced by Kyle Waldrop with the Tigers leading 2-1.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Twins option Parmelee, call up Deduno

The Minnesota Twins optioned first baseman Chris Parmelee to Triple-A Rochester and called up right-handed pitcher Sam Deduno after Thursday's game. Deduno is scheduled to start Saturday's game in Texas, which will be his first career major league start.In nine starts for Rochester, Deduno was 1-2 with a 2.14 ERA in 42 innings. During that span, he struck out 46 batters and...

Minnesota wastes chance at key series win

Something about the Minnesota Twins' three-run lead Thursday just didn't feel safe. The Twins should have been up by several more runs, and although left-handed starter Scott Diamond put together another quality start, trouble seemed imminent.Sure enough, the Tigers posted one run each in the fourth and fifth innings and trailed by only a run entering the bottom of the eighth...

Another batting title for Mauer? It's possible

A year ago, Joe Mauer was fielding questions about bilateral leg weakness; now it's about whether he can win his fourth AL batting title. At this time last season, Mauer had missed 56 games and was batting .236, and the only questions he got were related to his health. At the midpoint of 2012, the Minnesota Twins catcher is batting .332 with five home runs and 38 RBI. On Wednesday...

Minnesota offense aided by longball of late

The Minnesota Twins won the series opener Monday against the Detroit Tigers without an extra-base hit. Thirteen hits, all singles. Early on Tuesday's game in Detroit, the Twins were on a similar course as their first three hits were all singles. But a two-run homer by Josh Willingham changed that, and Minnesota continued to flex its muscle the rest of the night en route to an...

Liriano tries not to listen to trade rumors

No other Minnesota Twins player is attracting trade rumors the way Francisco Liriano is, and he acknowledged Thursday that his agent, Greg Genske, has relayed news about interested parties. That, Liriano said, is the extent of his knowledge, and really more than he wants to know. "I don't follow it," he said before the Twins' 7-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers on...

Twins 8, Tigers 6

Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe hit homers in a five-run third and Ryan Doumit had a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to an 8-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Joe Mauer had three hits, including a solo homer to lead off the ninth that gave the Twins a two-run lead and helped earn a season-high, five-game winning streak....

Errors, pitching cost Tigers win vs. Twins

DETROIT (AP) -- Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe hit homers in a five-run third and Ryan Doumit had a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seven inning, lifting the Minnesota Twins to an 8-6 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. Joe Mauer had three hits, including a solo homer to lead off the ninth that gave the Twins a two-run lead and helped earn a season-high, five-game winning...

MoonDogs to Host Terry Steinbach

From the NWL MANKATO, Minn. (June 26, 2012) -- The Mankato MoonDogs Baseball Club, a member of the Northwoods League, is elated to announce former Minnesota Twins player and the 1988 All-Star games Most Valuable Player, Terry Steinbach as the featured guest for Minnesota Twins Night on July 12. Presented by Buffalo Wild Wings and KTOE, the night will start off with a pre-game...

Joe Mauer, Ron Gardenhire Helped Recruit Zach Parise, Ryan Suter to Minnesota Wild

The Wild received a little help from their Minnesota sports fraternity brothers. Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and catcher Joe Mauer helped recruit Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, who signed 13-year contracts with the Wild on Wednesday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Gardenhire and Mauer were reportedly asked by the Wild media relations staff to help with a quick recruiting...

Game 2012.82: Twins at Tigers

39-42, 3rd place, 4.5 games back. Happy Independence Day everyone. The Twins are now 4-0 at Comerica this year. In a season which began with sky high expectations, the Tigers arrive at the midway point 3 games under .500 with little reason to believe that the second 81 will be much better. Last night’s game was a microcosm of the season. Two Santiago errors led to 5 unearned runs...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.