Brian Duensing leaves in second inning with oblique strain
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The recent of rash of injuries to Minnesota Twins starters continued Saturday.
In the first inning, after getting lead-off hitter Peter Bourjos to ground out, Duensing allowed three straight batters to reach before surrendering a grand slam to Mark Trumbo. He recovered to get out of the jam without any further damage.
Facing Bourjos an inning later, however, Duensing abruptly stepped off the mound and, after being looked at by team trainers, was eventually pulled for reliever Lester Oliveros.