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Updated: September 3rd, 2011 9:48pm
Brian Duensing leaves in second inning with oblique strain

Brian Duensing leaves in second inning with oblique strain

by Nate Sandell
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The recent of rash of injuries to Minnesota Twins starters continued Saturday.

Left-hander Brian Duensing exited one out into the second inning of the Twins' road match-up against the Los Angeles Angels with a right oblique strain.

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.

Fellow starters Scott Baker and Francisco Liriano already are absent from the Twins rotation with shoulder injuries.

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