Phil Hughes has Best Start of the Season


The Minnesota Twins picked up their third straight win by beating the Chicago Cubs 7-2. The win puts the Twins seven games over .500 with a 37-30 record.

Twins starting pitcher, Phil Hughes had his best start of the season and picked up his fifth win. Hughes worked eight innings, giving up one run on just two hits. He retired 15 straight batters before giving way to the bullpen in the ninth inning.

It hasn’t always been pretty for Hughes this season. He’s already given up the same amount of home runs this season that he gave up last season (16). But, it was his third straight quality start and the Twins have won two of those three games. The game they lost the Twins only scored one run.

Hughes was backed tonight by an offense that recorded seven extra-base hits. The man leading the charge was third baseman, Trevor Plouffe. The Twins cleanup hitter went 2-4 with a pair of doubles and drove in four runs. Plouffe now leads the team in RBIs with 38.

Brian Dozier scored two more runs tonight. He has now scored 54 runs this season which is second best in baseball. The Twins second baseman went 2-4 and hit his 22nd double of the season. Hashtag Vote Dozier.

Byron Buxton is still in search of his first Target Field hit. He went 0-4 tonight and is now hitting an even .100.

The Twins will look to make it four in-a-row tomorrow against Jon Lester and the Cubs. Trevor May gets the start for the Twins.

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