Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/2/12
BOSTON -- Minnesota right-hander Sam Deduno, making just his fifth major league start this season, flummoxed the Red Sox at Fenway Park Thursday night as the Twins beat Boston 5-0. Deduno went six innings, allowing just two hits, with four walks and a strikeout, to earn the win. He improved to 3-0, lowering his ERA to 2.48. It was the first time the Twins shut out the Sox at Fenway since Aug. 3, 1996. "I try to make my pitches and control my fastball," Deduno said, "because I still walked four people today." In his last 19 1/3 innings, Deduno has allowed just two runs (0.93 ERA) on 10 hits with 11 strikeouts. "This is the most fun," he said. "This is the dream to play in the big leagues and to stay, not just for one month or two months." Both hits he allowed were by Adrian Gonzalez -- a fourth-inning double and a sixth-inning single. Deduno had runners on first and second with two outs in the first, fourth and sixth innings. But each time he retired the next batter t...
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