Minnnesoota sweeps Cleveland behind Morneau's power.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Maybe the Minnesota Twins should wait until the night before to tell Brian Duensing he's starting.
This short-notice outing sure went well.
"He said, 'Yeah,' and asked if I was OK with it,'' Duensing said. "I'm not going to say no.''
Duensing (2-6) lost all four of his previous starts this year, but he needed only 70 pitches to finish six frames and yield to the bullpen after scattering five singles without a walk, giving up one run and striking out two.
"I think he kind of likes that: not preparing and just going out there and throwing the ball,'' Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "I think he enjoyed that part of it. He did a really nice job.''
Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer, Duensing threw six smooth innings as a late fill-in for Francisco Liriano and the Minnesota Twins finished a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a 5-1 victory on Sunday.
(KFGO file photo)