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.
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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