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Twins End Seven Game Losing Streak Thanks To Hughes

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.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.