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Duensing shines as fill-in starter, Twins sweep Indians 5-1

Brian Duensing took the mound in place of the newly-traded Francisco Liriano and pitched the Twins to a 5-1 victory over Cleveland. Justin Morneau's home run helped Minnesota complete a series sweep for the third time this season.
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Brian Duensing took the mound in place of the newly-traded Francisco Liriano and pitched the Twins to a 5-1 victory over Cleveland. Justin Morneau's home run helped Minnesota complete a series sweep for the third time this season.

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