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Aug 16, 2014
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Phil Hughes hurled 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Twins' 4-1 defeat of the Royals.
Twinkie Town Aug 20, 2014

Who Else Is Having A Season Like Gibson?

This year, Kyle Gibson has been extraordinary in wins and terrible in losses. Is he truly an outlier or are there other pitchers out there that have been just as inconsistent as him? Throughout this season, we've seen Kyle Gibson turn into the second-best starter in the Twins rotation behind Phil Hughes. Armed with a good sinking fastball, Gibson has been able to get his opponents to beat the ball into the ground, which has led to very few strikeouts, but also very few home runs. However, it's been well-documented that he's been fairly inconsistent this year. Specifically, during FSN...
AaronGleeman.com Aug 20, 2014

Phil Hughes, Ace

Phil Hughes has been the Twins' best starter with a 3.76 ERA in 25 starts, yet that good but not great ERA vastly understates just how well he's actually pitched. He ranks 10th in the league with 140 strikeouts while issuing just 15 walks in 158 innings for a 9.3-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio that leads all […]
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 19, 2014

Twins: Japan all-star trip could interest Dozier, Hughes, Perkins

Twins second baseman Brian Dozier said he and teammates Phil Hughes and Glen Perkins expect to hear from the Major League Baseball Players Association by early September regarding their interest in playing on an all-star team set to tour Japan in mid-November.
Twinkie Town Aug 17, 2014

Phil Hughes leads Twins over Royals, 4-1

A win for the Minnesota Twins is a win for America. Phil Hughes certainly looks like he's back. He pitched into the eighth inning Saturday night, facing the minimum until the Royals broke through in the fourth thanks to a Nori Aoki double and stolen base, scoring on Kurt Suzuki's throw that sailed into left field. But Hughes allowed seven hits, and three of them came in that fourth frame. That run was the only offense that Kansas City was able to muster all evening. Hughes sent down seven in a row to get to the eighth, where he put two runners on before Casey Fien was able to come in and...

Hughes strong, Suzuki homers as Twins top Kansas City

Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 at Target Field.
Topeka Capital-Journal Aug 16, 2014

Hughes, Twins silence Royals, 4-1

MINNEAPOLIS — Phil Hughes threw seven sharp innings, Kurt Suzuki hit his third homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat first-place Kansas City 4-1 on Saturday night to snap the Royals’ three-game winning streak. Hughes (13-8) allowed one run, seven hits and struck out six to outlast hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura (9-9), who threw six innings of one-hit ball before the Twins broke through in the seventh. read more
St. Paul Pioneer Press Aug 16, 2014

Twins 4, Royals 1: Phil Hughes' solid start lifts Minnesota

On a stuffy Saturday night at Target Field, Twins starter Phil Hughes breezed through a Kansas City lineup that has put the Royals in the American League playoff race.
Rotoworld Aug 16, 2014

Hughes sharp again as Twins defeat Royals - Phil Hughes (S) Minnesota Twins

Phil Hughes hurled 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Twins' 4-1 defeat of the Royals.

Hughes looks for thrid straight win as Twins face Royals

The Twins try to even the four-game series with Kansas City at a game apiece as they face hard-throwing righthander Yordano Ventura at Target Field. Phil Hughes counters for Minnesota.

Twinsights: Phil Hughes beating the best, Nick Burdi promoted

HOUSTON -- Sunday’s win over the Oakland A’s added to the 2014 resume of Twins ace Phil Hughes, who now sports a 4-0 mark against American League teams currently leading their divisions. In addition to the win over the high-flying A’s, since June 18 owners of baseball’s best record, Hughes has beaten the Detroit Tigers both times out and earned the win over the Baltimore Orioles in his only opportunity. Hughes, however, is 1-5 with three no-decisions against teams currently in fourth or fifth place in the AL. At 12-8, he has yet to lose to the same team twice. He also owns a......
Twinkie Town Aug 11, 2014

Twins 6, Athletics 1: Hughes shuts down streaking A's

Hughes plays stopper and the offense surges late. Phil Hughes is at his best when he can work his fastball up in the zone successfully and when he has an umpire who's willing to give him an inch on the black of the plate. Hughes had both of those in spades on Monday, getting three strikeouts looking and getting a couple of strikes that, while close, could have gone either way. You can argue that Hughes maybe didn't deserve a couple of those strikes, but they were still too close for players not to swing. Brian Dozier's first inning homer gives him 20 on the season, cracking the 20-homer...

Hughes settled down after slow start

Twins pitcher Phil Hughes says he survived difficult first inning and settled down after that to pitch seven string innings against A's.

Hughes put pitches where he wanted

Twins starter Phil Hughes says his command was sharp Tuesday, helping him break a personal three-game losing streak.
Twins' Phil Hughes tries to explain phantom stab in Kansas City

Twins' Phil Hughes tries to explain phantom stab in Kansas City

CHICAGO -- Phil Hughes always has been able to laugh at himself.

Twinsights: Phil Hughes tries to explain his phantom stab in Kansas City

CHICAGO -- Phil Hughes always has been able to laugh at himself. Good thing, because everyone from his Twins teammates to Deadspin.com is having a field day with the right-hander’s phantom “stab” of a Salvador Perez double on Wednesday in Kansas City. “I think (Kyle) Gibson and (Glen) Perkins were making a flipbook to commemorate it,” Hughes said. “You’re not going to get away with anything in this day and age.” As Perez’s sixth-inning shot jumped off his bat and sailed over the head of Josh Willingham in deep left, an off-balance Hughes reached out to his left at wa......

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