Hughes Allows 3 Early Runs, Twins Lose To Blue JaysJose Bautista and Josh Donaldson started the game with back-to-back home runs off Phil Hughes in a three-run first inning, and Marcus Stroman bounced back from his worst major league start to lead the Toronto Blue Jays over the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Sunday.
Twins Have Expectation, Not Hope, To Win In 2016The Minnesota Twins finally tasted last year the intensity and exhilaration of meaningful September games, following four straight deeply flawed seasons.
Twins Split Squad Tops Phillies, 7-5Minnesota starter Phil Hughes gave up four runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings, struck out nine and walked none. He gave up two runs in the second inning after hitting his leadoff batter.
Hughes Tosses 3 Perfect Innings, Twins Beat Orioles 3-0Phil Hughes pitched perfect three innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the winless Baltimore Orioles 3-0 on Monday. In Hughes' two starts, he's allowed just one hit in five scoreless innings.
Byung Ho Park Has Rough Debut; Twins Beat Red Sox 7-4South Korean slugger Byung Ho Park struck out three times in his exhibition debut, Phil Hughes breezed through two scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 on Wednesday in the teams' Grapefruit League opener.
Twins Enter Spring Training With Relatively Healthy Pitching StaffThe Minnesota Twins already have something to be thankful for at spring training: The pitching staff is relatively healthy. Minnesota had several pitchers see their seasons short-circuited by injuries last season.
Unsatisfied Twins Make Significant Strides With 83-79 FinishThe Minnesota Twins made a 13-win improvement this year, the second-biggest rise in the American League, and remained in contention for a wild card spot until the final weekend of the regular season.
Milone Starts For Ill Hughes, Pitches Twins Past Indians 4-2Emergency starter Tommy Milone replaced an ill Phil Hughes and pitched the Minnesota Twins past the Cleveland Indians 4-2 on Monday night in a game crucial to the wild-card chances of both clubs.
Twins Scratch Hughes (Illness); Milone To Start Vs. ClevelandMinnesota Twins right-hander Phil Hughes has been scratched from his start against the Cleveland Indians because of an illness and will be replaced by left-hander Tommy Milone.
Hughes Is Sharp, Kluber Isn't In Twins' 4-2 Win Over IndiansPhil Hughes pitched five scoreless innings in his return to the rotation, and the Minnesota Twins had rare success against Corey Kluber in a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night to move within a game of the second AL wild-card spot.
Martinez Helps Tigers Beat Twins 5-4Victor Martinez had three hits and two RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers beat Phil Hughes and the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Twins Put Hughes On DL, With Lower Back InflammationThe Minnesota Twins have made some progress with their starting pitching this year. The rotation is ranked 10th in the American league in ERA, after finishing last each of the previous three seasons. This is still an area of concern, though, with the Twins trying to stay viable in the AL wild card race.