Sep 1, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer (7) hits a two run triple during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Twins won 6-4. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins Put In Work, Win On Labor Day

The Minnesota Twins didn’t take a holiday for the holiday as they salvaged a game in their series with the Baltimore Orioles on Labor Day. The Twins were lead to victory by Phil Hughes and a pair of three run innings to give the club just enough juice to down the O’s.

The scoring started in the sixth inning when Joe Mauer hit an two-RBI triple. Kennys Vargas then plated Mauer with a sac fly in the next at-bat. Nick Hundley tied it up in the bottom of the seventh with a three-run homer, but the Twins and Joe Mauer would answer back.

The very next half-inning, Mauer hit a two-run single to give the Twins the lead. Vargas again came up big in backing up Mauer with a single that scored the former MVP.

Nelson Cruz hit a solo jack in the ninth to shorten the lead, but Glen Perkins held on for his 33rd save of the year.

Phil Hughes put in a remarkable effort in the game. Hughes went eight innings, only giving up five hits and only surrendering runs on the three-run homer. Hughes struck out five while not walking any. Hughes is now 15-9 on the season with a 3.54 ERA.

Offensive MVP of the day would go to Joe Mauer sho went three-for-four with four RBI and scored two runs on the day.

Here’s the boxscore from Monday’s holiday victory.

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