Walters, Deduno, bullpen key to Twins surge


We can take this in three parts.

Improved power numbers aside (16 home runs in the past 10 games), the Twins' improved pitching explains why they've gone 8-2 after a 10-game losing streak.

Part 1: P.J. Walters. He's the unlikely arm that shut down the Tigers on May 25, ending the Twins dreary 10-game losing streak. Since then, he's also picked up a win against Milwaukee to improve to 2-0 since his Triple-A call up.

Part 2: Samuel Deduno. Which Deduno will show up on a given night is still a big mystery. Tuesday night, however, the Deduno Twins fans would love to see hang around for a while improved to 2-1 on the year after tossing six shutout innings against the Royals.

Part 3: The Bullpen. In the last 11 games, the Twins bullpen has posted a 0.96 ERA, giving up just four earned runs in 37.1 innings pitched.

Tonight: Walters looks to go 3-0 against a punchless Kansas City lineup that has now lost a franchise-record 11-consecutive games at home.

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