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Rain Delay Costs Twins’ Hughes $500K Bonus

The rain dripped off the brim of his cap as Phil Hughes walked off the mound. An hour-plus delay meant the last start of his first season for Minnesota was over. That half-million-dollar bonus stayed one out away. He still earned a nice prize: the major league record for strikeout-to-walk ratio. Hughes struck out five without a walk over eight innings, and the Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon.

09/24/2014

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Mauer Has 4 RBIs To Lead Twins Over Orioles, 6-4

The Minnesota Twins were counting on their best pitcher to pull the team out of its latest funk, and Phil Hughes delivered. Hughes held Baltimore without an earned run over eight innings, Joe Mauer had four RBIs and the Twins won 6-4 Monday to avoid a four-game sweep.

09/01/2014

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 08: Carlos Beltran #36 of the New York Yankees hits a grandslam in the sixth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Yankee Stadium on August 8, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 23 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

08/29/2014

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Royals Score 6 Runs In 8th To Beat Twins 6-1

The Twins’ Phil Hughes was so sharp through seven innings Wednesday night that Royals manager Ned Yost kept looking up at the scoreboard and doing a double-take.

08/27/2014

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Hughes Goes 7, Suzuki Homers, Twins Top Royals 4-1

Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Royals’ three-game winning streak. Hughes (13-8) allowed one run, seven hits and struck out six to outlast hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura (9-9), who threw six innings of one-hit ball before the Twins broke through in the seventh.

08/16/2014

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Base-Running Blunders Doom Twins In 3-2 Loss In KC

Danny Duffy trudged off the mound with the bases loaded and his team trailing by a run, and took a seat in the dugout to watch Jason Frasor try to bail him out.

07/30/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 11: Phil Hughes #45 of the Minnesota Twins walks off the mound at the end of the second inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 11, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Twins Hughes Dodges Disaster In Loss To White Sox

While Phil Hughes had no chance to get out of the way of a hard-hit chopper from Adam Dunn, it does appear as though he will dodge a stint on the disabled list. The Minnesota Twins’ best pitcher was knocked out of a 5-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox in the fourth inning on Thursday night after being hit by Dunn’s comebacker.

07/24/2014

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Price Throws 8 Shutout Innings; Rays Top Twins 5-1

Pushing the Tampa Bay Rays back toward .500 might be David Price’s way of dampening trade rumors. The All-Star left-hander pitched eight scoreless innings to win five straight starts for the first time in his major league career, and the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 Saturday night for their fourth consecutive victory.

07/19/2014

BOSTON, MA - JULY 6: Nelson Cruz #23 of the Baltimore Orioles prepares to face Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park on July 6, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

American League Mid-Season Team MVPs

Sometimes a team’s best players don’t make the All-Star team. Here are the American League’s mid-season team MVPs.

07/10/2014

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Fuld, Hughes Lead Twins Past Mariners 2-0

Sam Fuld so rarely hits home runs it’s difficult for the Minnesota center fielder to tell the difference between a deep fly ball and a shot that might leave the park. Fuld barely cleared the wall with his second home run of the season, Phil Hughes pitched into the eighth inning and the Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night.

07/09/2014

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Hughes Hits Wall As Twins Fall To Yankees 7-4

Carlos Beltran gave the foundering Yankees a jolt with a three-run homer Thursday night, lifting Masahiro Tanaka to his major league-leading 12th win and helping New York end a season-worst five-game skid with a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

07/03/2014

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Twins Continue To Struggle On Road, Lose To Texas

Phil Hughes hoped to turn around the fortunes of a Minnesota Twins team that came 0-4 on its current road trip and winless in the previous nine games away from Target Field. An early run was all the Rangers needed with Yu Darvish on the mound to hand Minnesota another road loss. Darvish held the Twins scoreless through eight innings on only four singles, two by Chris Parmelee, as Texas went on to win 5-0.

06/28/2014

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Boston’s Holt Scores Twice In 2-1 Win Over Twins

The Boston Red Sox are still looking for a position for Brock Holt. The versatile rookie has made the search difficult by playing well wherever the club has put him. Holt made his first professional start in center field and he appeared perfectly comfortable in his fifth position this season. He made a sensational diving catch to end the third inning and scored both Boston runs in the Red Sox’s 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins 2-1 on Tuesday night.

06/17/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - JUNE 6: Marcus Stroman #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch in the first inning during MLB game action against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 6, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 12 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

06/13/2014

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Twins Beat Blue Jays 7-2, Hughes Gets Win

Stuck in the trainer’s room because of a bad back, Minnesota’s Brian Dozier watched most of Wednesday’s game on television, rather than from the dugout. What he saw gave him a new appreciation for Phil Hughes. Hughes pitched seven shutout innings to win in Toronto for the first time in almost three years, Kendrys Morales got three more hits and the Twins beat the Blue Jays 7-2.

06/11/2014

TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 13: Juan Francisco #47 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits an RBI double in the sixth inning during MLB game action against the Cleveland Indians on May 13, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

CBSSports.com: Fantasy Baseball Week 11 Starts And Sits

The fantasy baseball experts at CBSSports.com break down who to start and who to sit for the upcoming week.

06/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-2-14

This is the place to listen back to highlights from today’s show. Click the link above to head to Dave’s PODCAST PAGE.

06/02/2014

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Twins Rally Late, Hughes Wins 7-2 In Return To NY

Phil Hughes pitched eight poised innings in his return to New York and wound up a winner when the Minnesota Twins rallied past the Yankees 7-2 Sunday behind big hits from Josh Willingham and Brian Dozier in a six-run ninth.

06/01/2014

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Podcast Page: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-28-14

Lots of information on the show today…If you missed something, you can listen back to the podcast by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE.

05/28/2014

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Hughes, Twins Shut Down The Padres, 2-0

Phil Hughes threw seven shutout innings and Trevor Plouffee homered in the Minnesota Twins’ 2-0 victory over the punchless San Diego Padres on Wednesday night. Padres starter Tyson Ross (5-4) nearly matched Hughes, allowing one run on three hits over seven innings, walking three and striking out eight.

05/22/2014

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Hicks Delivers In 10th To Lift Twins Over Red Sox

Aaron Hicks delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th and Phil Hughes struck out eight in six innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in the series finale on Thursday.

05/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-5-14

The CEO of Target Corp. steps down. Dave Lee discussed it this morning….for those interviews and others, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE.

05/05/2014

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Hughes Wins 3rd Straight Start, Twins Top Orioles

Phil Hughes won his third start in a row, Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki hit two-run doubles and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Sunday. Hughes (3-1) gave up two runs and six hits in 6 1-3 innings, walking none and striking out three.

05/04/2014

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Hughes Pitches Twins To 5-3 Win Over Tigers

The Minnesota Twins aren’t picky about how they get on base this season. And if the most-walked team in the majors can get more starting pitching performances as they did Saturday, the Twins likely won’t mind their status as a middle-of-the-pack team when it comes to batting average.

04/26/2014

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Twins Fall To Norris, Athletics 7-4 In 11th Inning

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.

04/09/2014

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