Duensing hopes to get on track ... again

Brian Duensing starts for the Twins tonight as Minnesota looks to make it two straight against the Tigers. With a 2-7 record, Duensing has struggled lately. Last week, he was drilled by the Indians, giving up six runs on 11 hits.
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