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.