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Top Jhoan Duran News

  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Punches out two in save

    Duran closed out the save in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Blue Jays in Game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series, allowing one walk in a scoreless inning. He struck out two.

    The young right-hander led the team with 27 saves in 59 regular-season games and the Twins unsurprisingly turned to him again in the ninth inning to close out Tuesday's win. Duran was making his first career appearance as a closer in the postseason. Also foreseeable were his two strikeouts, as Duran carried a 12.1 K/9 across 62.1 innings during the season.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Escapes with save

    Duran allowed a run on two hits and two walks in one inning Friday, striking out one and earning a save against the Angels.

    Duran threw just 17 of 34 pitches for strikes in a shaky performance. He gave up an RBI single to Michael Stefanic but was able to strand three runners to close out the 8-5 win. Duran now has 27 saves in 32 chances while registering a 2.54 ERA and an 81:24 K:BB through 60.1 innings. Friday was his first save since Sept. 12 and he's converted four straight since his last blown save Aug. 30.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Earns save No. 26

    Duran picked up the save Tuesday against the Rays. He tossed a perfect inning and didn't record a strikeout.

    Duran snared his third save of September on Tuesday, delivering a perfect inning to put away the Rays. Duran has allowed two hits across four scoreless innings since the calendar flipped to September.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Earns save Friday

    Duran issued one walk in a scoreless inning against the Mets on Friday. He struck out two and picked up a save.

    Duran worked around a leadoff walk to close out the 5-2 win on just 14 pitches. He's converted two straight save chances after blowing one against Cleveland on Aug. 30. Duran is up to 25 saves with a 2.56 ERA and a 77:21 K:BB through 56.1 frames.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Bags 24th save

    Duran earned a save against Texas on Saturday, allowing one unearned run on two hits while striking out two batters over one inning.

    Duran entered in the bottom of the 10th inning after Minnesota took a three-run lead in the top of the frame. The right-hander retired the first two batters he faced before Jonah Heim laced a single to score the inherited runner. Robbie Grossman followed with an infield single to bring the winning run to the plate, but Duran struck out Josh Smith to escape the jam. The save was the 24th of the season for Duran, seventh most in the American League.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Picks up 23rd save

    Duran picked up the save Sunday against the Pirates. He allowed one hit and zero walks while striking out two over a scoreless inning.

    Only a Bryan Reynolds infield single prevented a clean frame for Duran, who has now allowed at least one hit his last 13 outings. Duran nonetheless has 23 saves in 27 opportunities and holds a 2.77 ERA and 1.15 WHIP to go along with 68 strikeouts in 48.2 innings.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Notches 22nd save

    Duran picked up the save in Tuesday's 5-3 win over Detroit. He allowed a solo home run and a single while striking out two in the ninth inning.

    The 25-year-old closer served up a solo homer to Spencer Torkelson and a base hit to Kerry Carpenter before striking out Zach McKinstry to end the game. Duran is now 10-for-11 in second-half save chances despite a 5.11 ERA and 1.54 WHIP across 12.1 innings during that stretch.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Locks down 21st save

    Duran picked up the save Sunday against Philadelphia, working around a hit in a scoreless inning.

    It's the third straight scoreless appearance for Duran after he allowed five earned runs over his previous three outings (2.1 innings). The 25-year-old right-hander is now 21-for-25 in save chances with a 2.76 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 61:18 K:BB across 45.2 innings this season.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Earns 20th save

    Duran allowed a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning Friday, striking out one and earning a save over the Diamondbacks.

    Duran has been shaky recently, but he's still converted three straight save chances. Over his last four appearances, he's given up six runs (five earned) on five hits and three walks but has been charged with just one blown save during that stretch. His season ERA still sits at 2.89 with a 59:18 K:BB through 43.2 frames.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Notches 19th save

    Duran picked up the save Thursday against St. Louis, allowing a run on two hits while striking out one over one inning.

    Duran's now converted his last two saves despite allowing a run in each appearance. He's been struggling of late, allowing six runs (five earned) over his previous 2.1 innings while sporting a 7.59 ERA in his last 11 outings (10.2 innings). Overall, Duran's gone 19-for-23 in save chances this year while maintaining a 2.95 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 58:17 K:BB across 42.2 innings.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Escapes with 18th save

    Duran recorded his 18th save of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Cardinals, giving up a run on a solo home run while striking out two in the ninth inning.

    Tyler O'Neill drove a 102-mph Duran fastball over the wall in right field to make things interesting, but the Twins' closer shook it off and fanned Jordan Walker and Alec Burleson to end the night. Duran has looked a little vulnerable lately, getting tagged for runs in three straight appearances and posting a 6.75 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 10.2 innings since the beginning of July despite a 15:3 K:BB, but his spot at the head of the bullpen doesn't appear to be in any jeopardy.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Charged with blown save, loss

    Duran (2-5) took the blown save and the loss Friday against Kansas City. He allowed two walks and a walk-off grand slam to Bobby Witt after retiring the first batter he faced in the 10th inning.

    This was one to forget for the normally reliable Duran. It marked just his second time allowing multiple earned runs through 38 appearances this season. Given how well he's pitched overall (2.66 ERA, 1.11 WHIP), it seems likely that this will end up being just a blip for Minnesota's primary closer.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Secures 17th save

    Duran allowed two hits and struck out three in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Saturday's 3-2 win over the White Sox.

    Duran has given up 11 hits over 8.1 innings in July, but this was his fourth consecutive scoreless outing. He's also converted six of seven save chances this month. The closer has maintained a 2.06 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 52:15 K:BB with 17 saves in 20 tries over 39.1 innings this season. He's given up five runs (four earned) in July, accounting for nearly half of his total runs allowed for the year.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Earns 16th save

    Duran allowed a hit and struck out two over a scoreless inning to earn the save in Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

    Duran had a rough patch of allowing five runs (four earned) over three appearances earlier in July, but this was his third straight scoreless outing. The hard-throwing righty is up to 16 saves in 19 chances this season. He's maintained a strong 2.11 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 49:15 K:BB through 38.1 innings as the Twins' closer.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Unavailable Monday

    Duran won't be available to pitch Monday after appearing in each of his team's last three games against Oakland, John Shipley of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    This decision by skipper Rocco Baldelli is based simply on recent usage, as the Twins relied heavily on Duran over the weekend to slam the door. Griffin Jax would likely be the top candidate for a save chance Monday night if needed.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Notches 15th save

    Duran allowed one hit in a scoreless inning while earning a save over Oakland on Sunday.

    Duran gave up a one-out double but was able to work around the small threat to close out the 5-4 game. He'll likely be unavailable Monday against Seattle after throwing an inning in each of the last three games against the Athletics. He's now sporting a 2.17 ERA and a 47:15 K:BB through 37.1 frames.

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Picks up 13th save

    Duran picked up the save Friday against Oakland. He allowed one run on two hits over one inning. He did not walk a batter.

    Duran's form has been shaky recently -- he's posted an 0-2 record with an 8.31 ERA in the month of July so far. However, the 25-year-old's 13 saves are a career high, and he still sports highly impressive ratios on the year (2.29 ERA, 1.05 WHIP).

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  • Twins' Jhoan Duran: Perfect for 14th save

    Duran picked up the save Saturday against the Athletics. He struck out two over one clean inning.

    After giving up five runs over his last three appearances, Duran bounced back with a perfect inning to nail down his 14th save of the campaign Saturday. Though Duran has struggled as of late, he owns a 2.23 ERA through 33 appearances (36.1 innings) on the year and is locked into closing duties for Minnesota.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-5, 230 lbs
Birthplace: Esperanza, Dominican Republic
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R