Jul 24, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe (24) tags out Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) en route to a double play in the 5th inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Knocks Out Hughes, Beat Minnesota Twins 5-2

Thursday was not a good night for the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. The fighting Twinkies lost the game by a score of 5-2, but lost something even bigger in the fourth inning.

In the fourth inning, starter Phil Hughes took a line drive off of his right shin and was removed from the game. Hughes final line shows three innings of work allowing four hits and two earned runs. The current diagnosis for Hughes is a shin contusion.

Sam Deduno came in for the injured Hughes and went four innings himself, allowing three runs on six hits. Ryan Pressly was the only other Twin bullpen arm needed and he went two shutout innings.

The Twins offense was not really heard from until the eighth inning, by that time the Twins were already trailing the White Sox by five runs. The only Twins run came via a Danny Santana two-run home run shot.

Minnesota only registered three hits in the ballgame with Santana’s home run and singles by Trevor Plouffe and Chris Parmelee. Parmelee also drew the only walk of the game for the Twinkies.

The Twins and White Sox will play three more games in this series; Sunday will be the only day game in the series.

The boxscore for Thursday’s Twins loss can be found here.

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