One of those younger players we were talking about today came up big, as Minnesota beat the Tigers 7-4 today.
Second baseman Luke Hughes, he of 72 games of big league experience, hit two home runs and drove in a career high five runs as the Twins offense awoke from it’s slump to pound Brad Penny, shelling him for 8 hits and 7 earned runs in 5 innings.
Jason Kubel also hit his tenth home run of the season for the Twins, who played one of their best games in over a month.
Brian Duensing went 6 somewhat shaky innings, but it was good enough for the win. He still had some control issues, walking three and giving up 7 hits and four runs over 6 innings. However, the bullpen came in and closed the door, as Alex Burnett, Glenn Perkins, and Jose Mijares each pitched a scoreless inning apiece to secure the win for Minnesota.