Blackburn sharp again, Hughes homers in Twins' 9-2 loss St. Louis

Nick Blackburn continued his impressive spring with a strong start against the the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Blackburn retired the first ten batters he faced and allowed just two runs in six innings. Luke Hughes homered for the Twins, who lost the game, 9-2.
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Nick Blackburn continued his impressive spring with a strong start against the the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Blackburn retired the first ten batters he faced and allowed just two runs in six innings. Luke Hughes homered for the Twins, who lost the game, 9-2.

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