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Phil Hughes Goes Eight, But Minnesota Twins Offense Sputters Again


The good news is that Joe Mauer finally got an RBI. If you only want good news, I suggest that you stop here. For those of you that have stayed around, the Twins lost again, again victims of not producing any offense after getting a solid outing from their starting pitcher.

After only notching three hits in Monday night’s game, the Twins only scratched out four in Tuesday’s. Joe Mauer had an RBI double in the sixth, Kurt Suzuki hit a single and Danny Santana had half the Twins hits with two, but that’s all the offense that Minnesota showed.

Boston didn’t have an offensive outburst by any means either. Boston only knocked in two runs in the game, the first via a Dustin Pedroia first inning RBI double and the second via a Xander Bogaerts sac-fly in the third. Boston did have to deal with Phil Hughes all night though.

The Twins hurler went all eight innings in the game and only gave up the two runs on eight hits and, as expected, zero walks.

Jon Lester was the Red Sox starter on Tuesday. The Twins got Lester to throw 30-plus pitches in the first inning, but couldn’t get any damage off of him then. Lester went 6.1 innings, striking out six, giving up four hits and only one run in his outing.

Boxscore for Tuesday’s contest can be found here.

The Twins will try to salvage a game in the series on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 12:35 Central.

 

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