Technically, Brian Duensing is no longer considered a “fireman” now that he is a starter. However, he threw enough water on Chicago hot situations tonight to qualify for the title.
The Twins kept up their hot hitting since flying into the Windy City, but if not for some jam-escaping abilites inning after inning from Duensing, it might not have been enough. Like Francisco Liriano a night before, Big-Game Brian had good stuff and used it at the most opportune times in the Twins’ 9-3 win over the ChiSox that further drives home the nail in Ozzie Guillen’s team’s chances of making a late-season push.
-Delmon Young picked up his 100th RBI of the season. A little over a year ago, Twins fans wanted to run him out of town. Now, we put up with his bumbling, stumbling defense for all those driven in runs.
Preview (87-58, 1st, 8.0 GA CWS, Magic #: 10): Carl Pavano (16-11, 3.47) vs. Mark Buerhle (12-10, 3.99)