Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 8/4/12
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Last Saturday, Brian Duensing had just a few hours between a late-night text from pitching coach Rick Anderson and his Sunday start against the Indians. It was a six-inning, one-run affair, a last-minute start after the team traded Francisco Liriano to the White Sox. That afternoon, Duensing proved that perhaps no preparation is the best kind.On Friday, in his second start since rejoining the rotation, Duensing went from spot start sensation to something closer to average, but even in doing so showed signs of growth. And though five runs in six innings isn't quite Cy Young material, only two of those runs were earned, and it was still enough to keep the Twins in the game.In the 6-5, 10-inning Twins win in Boston, Duensing gave up four of the Red Sox' five runs in the third inning, though Carl Crawford's three-run home run was unearned after the Twins' poor defense extended the inning. It was the bullpen Casey Fien, Alex Burnett, Tyler Robertson, Jeff Gray and Jared Burton that ens...
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