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Phil Hughes | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/24/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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After pitching shutout ball into the eighth, Phil Hughes ended up allowing four runs in 7 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Royals.
Hughes gave up five singles, one of the bunt variety, before being pulled with two runs in. Two inherited runners came around to score off the pen from there, snapping Hughes's streak of five straight quality starts. Of course, for seven innings tonight, he was just as good as in any of the previous five. Aug 27 - 11:13 PM

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Phil Hughes outdueled Corey Kluber on Thursday, throwing seven innings of one-run ball as the Twins beat the Indians 4-1.

Hughes struck out eight and walked none in earning his fourth straight win and 14th overall. Thursday's start was his 15th in a row and 24th in 26 outings this year with one or zero walks. Still, the fact that he's allowed just 12 homers in 165 innings might be even more surprising than his 148/15 K/BB ratio.
Aug 21 - 4:26 PM

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

Hughes was again sharp, striking out six without issuing a walk and scattering seven hits over his seven-plus frames. The right-hander moved to 13-8 on the year and now boasts a 3.76 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 140/15 K/BB ratio in 158 innings with the Twinkies. He'll look to keep things rolling next week against the Indians.
Aug 16 - 10:01 PM

Phil Hughes limited the A's to one run over seven innings as the Twins prevailed 6-1 on Sunday.

Hughes gave up just four hits and a walk, striking out seven on the afternoon. He's now won two straight after a three-game losing streak, moving him to 12-8 with a 3.88 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 134/15 K/BB ratio over 150 2/3 innings this season. Hughes will try to keep rolling Saturday against the Royals.
Aug 10 - 10:02 PM

Phil Hughes struck out nine over six innings Tuesday, allowing one run in the Twins' 3-1 win over the Padres.

Hughes scattered seven hits and a walk, with a solo home run by Yonder Alonso serving as the only run against him. He left on the wrong end of a 1-0 score, but the Twins put up three runs in the bottom of the sixth to give Hughes his 11th win of the season. The win also snapped a three-game losing streak for the right-hander, lowering his ERA to 4.01. Hughes will try to make it two in a row when the Twins visit the Athletics on Sunday.
Aug 6 - 12:18 AM

Phil Hughes (shin) will be fine for his next scheduled start on Wednesday in Kansas City.

Hughes exited Thursday's outing after being hit in the right shin by a comebacker, but he's feeling much better and will not miss his next turn. The right-hander has put up a 4.10 ERA but a terrific 113/12 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 27 - 10:03 AM

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Friday that while Phil Hughes (shin) is sore, he's "not as bad as he thought he might be."

Hughes exited Thursday's outing after being hit in the right shin by a comebacker, but Gardy expects the right-hander to be fine for his next outing. Hughes holds a 4.10 ERA but a superb 113/12 K/BB ratio over 131 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 25 - 5:49 PM

X-rays on Phil Hughes' right shin came back negative.

Hughes was forced from Thursday's outing in the fourth inning when he took an Adam Dunn comebacker off the shin. He'll undoubtedly be sore but the Twins are hopeful that he'll be ready for his next start.
Jul 24 - 11:21 PM

Phil Hughes is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a bruised right shin.

Hughes was injured when he took an Adam Dunn comebacker in the fourth inning of Thursday's outing versus the White Sox. It doesn't appear that X-rays will be required, so Hughes should have a good shot to make his next start. He struck out four while allowing two runs over three frames before exiting.
Jul 24 - 9:38 PM

Phil Hughes left Thursday's start versus the White Sox after being hit in the right leg by a comebacker.

Adam Dunn's smash appeared to hit Hughes' shin, and he eventually limped off the field with the Twins' trainer. He'll likely go for an X-ray, at which point an update on his status will be available.
Jul 24 - 9:10 PM

Phil Hughes was blown up for 11 hits and five runs over seven innings Saturday in a loss to the Rays.

Hughes yielded three runs in the second inning and two in the seventh. He walked just one batter but also struck out only one. The right-hander got off to a good start this season but now owns a less-than-impressive 4.06 ERA.
Jul 19 - 10:04 PM

Phil Hughes allowed 10 hits and five runs over five innings but took the win against the Rockies on Sunday.

Hughes was staked to a five-run lead, but he very nearly didn't hang on to get his 10th win. The right-hander did manage to strike out six while not walking a batter. It's a good end to a good first half for Hughes, who goes into the break with a 3.92 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 108/11 K/BB ratio over 121 2/3 innings. He seems to have turned a corner this year, and his good first half should carry over into the second.
Jul 13 - 10:20 PM

Phil Hughes struck out eight while tossing 7 1/3 shutout frames in Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Mariners.

Hughes scattered eight hits and declined to issue a free pass in a return to his elite May form (3-0, 1.62 ERA). The veteran right-hander needed a positive outing after going 1-2 with an 8.05 ERA in his past three starts, a stretch that likely cost him a chance to pitch in his home ballpark in next week's All-Star Game. Having improved to 9-5 with a 3.70 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, Hughes travels to Colorado on Sunday to close out a first half renaissance.
Jul 9 - 12:50 AM

Phil Hughes was rocked by his former team, allowing seven runs in 6 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

It's easily the worst start of the season for Hughes, who pitched well against the Yankees back on June 1. The right-hander surrendered two home runs, both in the fourth inning, to Carlos Beltran and Zelous Wheeler. Overall, he allowed eight hits, walked one, and struck out six. Hughes may be experiencing some regression, as he has struggled in four out of his last six starts. He now sports a 3.95 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 94/11 K/BB ratio, which he'll take into next week's start against the Mariners at Safeco Field.
Jul 3 - 10:59 PM

Phil Hughes was knocked around for five earned runs on 11 hits Saturday against the Rangers.

It's the second straight rough outing for Hughes, who is regressing quickly from his impressive start to the 2014 season. He struck out six Texas hitters on Saturday and issued only one walk, but the Rangers battered him for nine singles and two doubles. Hughes will try to get back on track next week against his former team, the Yankees.
Jun 28 - 6:46 PM

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C1Kurt Suzuki
2Eric Fryer
1B1Joe Mauer
2B1Brian Dozier
SS1Eduardo Escobar
3B1Trevor Plouffe
2Eduardo Nunez
LF1Jordan Schafer
CF1Danny Santana
RF1Oswaldo Arcia
2Chris Parmelee
DH1Kennys Vargas
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S1Ricky Nolasco
2Phil Hughes
3Kyle Gibson
4Tommy Milone
5Trevor May
6Mike Pelfrey
Relief Pitcher
R1Glen Perkins
2Jared Burton
3Casey Fien
4Brian Duensing
5Anthony Swarzak
6Caleb Thielbar
7Ryan Pressly
8Samuel Deduno