Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/25/12
What a season it has been for right-hander Jared Burton. Limited by injuries and illness to eight major-league innings in 2010-11, he has become of the Minnesota Twins' most trusted relievers this season and on Sunday earned his first major league save. Already 1-0 with a 3.10 earned-run average in 30 appearances, he closed out a 4-3, come-from-behind victory at Great American Ballpark. "That was my first time out there in the ninth trying get the last out and it was pretty intense," he said. "But never in doubt, right? I had it the whole time." Actually it was fairly tense. Burton walked leadoff hitter Todd Frazier on four pitches and may have gotten a break when Reds manager Dusty Baker had pinch hitter Willie Harris bunt Frazier to second. That brought up Scott Rolen, the veteran infielder who had worn out the Twins in the first two games of the series, going 5-for-7 with a homer and three RBI. Burton pitched around him, ultimately putting him on first with a walk. "I ...
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