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

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
13 2.77 141 136
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .271
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146