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Fien enjoys his first victory against Royals

KANSAS CITY -- Reliever Casey Fien has pitched well since being called up from Triple-A Rochester on July 4 and was rewarded with his first Major League win on Friday against the Royals.

Fien tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the victory, which was his first in 16 big league appearances.

"It was pretty awesome," Fien said. "Going out there and throwing two scoreless innings in a close ballgame like that is pretty unreal."

Fien has yet to allow a run with the Twins this year, as he's thrown 8 1/3 scoreless innings. It's been a big improvement from his two stints with the Tigers, when he posted an 8.36 ERA in 11 appearances from 2009-10.

"This time I'm trying to enjoy it," Fien said. "I go out there and do my work and come in here and realize that the situation that I'm in, no one gets that. It's a little kid's dream, you know. Last time I was up with Detroit, I was trying to push myself and do too much, but now I'm just enjoying."

KANSAS CITY -- Reliever Casey Fien has pitched well since being called up from Triple-A Rochester on July 4 and was rewarded with his first Major League win on Friday against the Royals.

Fien tossed two scoreless innings to pick up the victory, which was his first in 16 big league appearances.

"It was pretty awesome," Fien said. "Going out there and throwing two scoreless innings in a close ballgame like that is pretty unreal."

Fien has yet to allow a run with the Twins this year, as he's thrown 8 1/3 scoreless innings. It's been a big improvement from his two stints with the Tigers, when he posted an 8.36 ERA in 11 appearances from 2009-10.

"This time I'm trying to enjoy it," Fien said. "I go out there and do my work and come in here and realize that the situation that I'm in, no one gets that. It's a little kid's dream, you know. Last time I was up with Detroit, I was trying to push myself and do too much, but now I'm just enjoying."

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