Hughes Sharp as Twins Pummel Yanks
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins got a great outing from starter Phil Hughes and plenty of offense in a 10-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday.
Hughes, who spent his first seven years in Yankee pinstripes, stifled his former team -- allowing only seven hits through seven shutout innings.
Yankees starter Michael Pineda was not as effective. Rookie slugger Miguel Sano got the Twins on the board in the first inning with a two-run home run -- his third of the season.
Minnesota hit three more home runs in the game -- solo shots by Torii Hunter and Trevor Plouffe and a two-run bomb by Brian Dozier.
Twins outfielder Eddie Rosario went 3-for-4 with three doubles and scored each time he was on base with RBI singles by Kurt Suzuki (twice) and Aaron Hicks (once).
With the win, the Twins improve to 52-44 on the season. Minnesota will send Tommy Milone (5-2) to the mound against Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia (4-8) tonight at 6:10 p.m.