MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Phil Hughes didn’t come to Minnesota to be a savior. He just wanted to throw strikes and help his new team win some games.
On Sunday, he gave the Twins more proof they made a wise investment.
Hughes won his third start in a row, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit two-run doubles and the Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2.
“It starts with the starting pitcher and he gave us a great opportunity against a very potent lineup,” said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, who was especially pleased with Hughes’ control. “You put guys on base, you miss a play and you’ll wind up killing yourself against those guys.”
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