The 29-year-old right-hander has pitched well as of late. Deduno (5-3, 3.66) has allowed only two total runs in his last two starts, including a nine- strikeout performance against the Seattle Mariners Aug. 29. A win would move Minnesota out of last place in the AL Central.
Justin Masterson (11-12, 4.84) takes the mound for a Cleveland team looking to split the four-game series in Minnesota. Masterson is coming off a win against the Detroit Tigers in which he allowed only two runs on four hits in six innings.
Minnesota pulled out a victory Sunday in a back-and-forth game capped off by a Justin Morneau walk-off home run. It was Morneau's second homer of the day. Morneau is hitting .277 with 19 HR and 73 RBI on the season.
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