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Twins Designate Hughes For Assignment; Update on Blackburn and Perkins

The Twins needed to create a roster spot for starting pitcher Jason Marquis prior to Wednesday night's game and the spot was created when the Twins designated infielder Luke Hughes for assignment. The Twins have 10 days to trade, release him or pass him through waivers. He was batting just .200 with 2 RBIs in 4 games this season.

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Twins, Morneau Beat Phillies 11-7

The Twins beat the Phillies in Fort Myers, Florida 11-7 Wednesday afternoon. Justin Morneau went 3-4 with a homerun with 2 runs scored and 3 RBIs, Luke Hughes went 2-4 with a homerun and 3 RBIs and Joe Mauer went 3-4 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI for the Twins. Francisco Liriano threw 4 innings with 8 hits and 2 earned runs allowed to get the win.

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Cardinals Beat Twins 9-2

The Twins lost 9-2 to St. Louis Sunday afternoon. Former Twin Kyle Lohse threw 6 innings with 2 earned runs allowed to get the win. Brian Duensing allowed 3 hits and 1 earned run in 1 inning to take the loss. Nick Blackburn threw 5 innings with 2 earned runs and Luke Hughes was 2-3 with 2 RBIs for the Twins.

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Twins Rout Tigers 7-3

The Twins defeated the Tigers 7-3 in Lakeland, Florida Wednesday afternoon. Luke Hughes was 2-3 with a 3-run homerun, Joe Benson had 2 hits, a homerun and 2 RBIs and Chris Parmalee was 2-5 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Liam Hendriks threw 4 innings with 2 earned runs allowed to get the win for Minnesota.

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Twins Beat Rays 2-1 In 10 Innings

The Twins downed Tampa Bay 2-1 in 10 innings Monday afternoon in Florida. Luke Hughes hit a solo homerun in the 10th inning for the game-winner. Hughes scored the other run for the Twins earlier in the game on a throwing error from Kyle Farnsworth. Brian Dozier had 2 hits for the Twins and Carl Pavano threw 4 innings with 1 earned run allowed.

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Rebuilding the Twins: Second Base

In the latest installment of Rebuilding the Twins, we look at second base, which has been a revolving door for the Twins this year, with several players playing there off and on.

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Rebuilding the Twins: First Base

We're looking at each position on the Minnesota Twins ball club to see where improvements are needed for the 2012 season. Today, we're examining first base.

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Twins Stop Skid With 6-4 Win Over Dodgers

The Twins snapped a 6-game losing streak with a 6-4 win over the L.A. Dodgers at Target Field Tuesday night. Luke Hughes hit a 2-run homerun in the 5th inning to break a 4-all tie for the Twins. Ben Revere went 2-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 stolen bases and 1 RBI and Jason Repko was 2-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases for the Twins.

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Twins, Casilla Beat Rangers 5-4

The Twins beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 Thursday night at Target Field when Alexi Casilla singled in Luke Hughes from 2nd base with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th inning. The Twins took a 4-1 lead when Michael Cuddyer hit a 3-run homerun.

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Tigers Edge Twins 4-3

The Detroit Tigers beat the Twins 4-3 Thursday afternoon in Lakeland, Florida. Luke Hughes hit his 5th homerun this spring and Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Ben Revere each had 1 hit and 1 RBI for Minnesota. The Twins are 10-9 and will play Baltimore in Sarasota, Florida at 6:05 tonight, pregame on WJON at 6:00.

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