Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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On Saturday, Brian Duensing tried to do what only Scott Diamond and P.J. Walters have achieved for the Twins this season: earn a win in his first start of the season.Like seven others before him, he failed, but the odds were already against him. His pitch count was strict, and the Reds are good seven games over .500 going into the afternoon and sitting atop the NL Central.Manager Ron Gardenhire said he'd limit Duensing to about 60 pitches, and after giving up three runs in the fourth inning, he was over his limit at 63. With no one out, he was pulled for Anthony Swarzak, who allowed one more of Duensing's runners to score."Once I got to the fourth inning, I was into territory that we hadn't gone yet," Duensing said. "I hadn't thrown that many pitches before. I hadn't been sitting down and getting back up that many times. So it was kind of uncharted territory, and I kind of hit a wall."Three innings. Four earned runs. No run support en route t...
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