Phil Hughes picked the Minnesota Twins for the change of scenery. The new home ballpark alone won’t reverse the results of last season. Hughes gave up four runs off four hits and two walks in the first inning of Wednesday’s 7-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics. He needed 40 pitches to get the first out of his poor opening inning at Target Field, damage that a tying rally by the Twins in the ninth couldn’t overcome.
Prince Fielder bounced a tiebreaking single off Jared Burton’s glove in the eighth inning, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Pedro Hernandez pitched five shutout innings for his first major league win, Josh Willingham homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the Texas Rangers 7-2 Saturday to end a three-game slide.
The Minnesota Twins have agreed to terms with right-handed reliever Jared Burton on a two-year, $5.5 million contract that includes a club option for the 2015 season.
Francisco Liriano spoiled Kevin Youkilis’ first game with Chicago, throwing a season-high seven innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-1 victory over the White Sox on Monday night.
Felix Doubront’s bid for a spot in Boston’s starting rotation took a hit when he allowed eight hits in 4 2-3 innings Monday as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Red Sox 8-4.