Deduno, we hardly knew ye

September, 26, 2012
9/26/12
1:55
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Minnesota Twins starter Samuel Deduno left today's game with the Yankees in the second inning with an apparent injury suffered on a pitch to Eric Chavez. The Twins announced that Deduno suffered "left eye irritation." He was replaced by Brian Duensing, a lefthander brought in to face a lineup heavy in left-handed hitters with Alex Rodriguez sidelined with a foot injury.

Deduno (6-5, 4.54) had pitched a 1-2-3 first inning, striking out Ichiro Suzuki and Robinson Cano, but walked two of the three batters he faced in the second, although he picked off one of them, Curtis Granderson. Duensing came on with a runner at first and two out in a scoreless game and struk out Raul Ibanez to end the inning.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.288 14 64 64
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Teixeira 20
RBIJ. Ellsbury 64
RB. Gardner 81
OPSB. Gardner .787
WM. Tanaka 12
ERAH. Kuroda 3.88
SOM. Tanaka 135