Fuld homers, Hughes shuts down Mariners as Twins win

Author:
Updated:
Original:

Phil Hughes pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday night in Seattle.

Hughes was outstanding, he struck out eight and didn't walk a single Mariners hitter to pick up his ninth victory of the season.

It was a nice bounce back start for Hughes, who had struggled in his last few outings.

The strong start at Safeco Field shouldn't have been a surprise. Even when Hughes has struggled in recent years, he has had success in Seattle.

He didn't have a lot of help offensively, from Minnesota. Sam Fuld hit his second home run of the season to give the Twins a 1-0 lead in the fifth inning.

Fuld had a big night, he was 3-for-3 with the home run and a pair of singles. He also stole two bases.

Leading by a run in the eighth, Brian Dozier gave the Twins a little bit of breathing room. He hit a sacrifice fly to score Eduardo Escobar and push the Twins lead to 2-0.

It had already been a good day for Dozier. Before the game, he was selected to participate in the 2014 MLB Home Run Derby at Target Field on Monday.

Casey Fien came on to get the Twins out of a pinch in the eighth inning, that set up Glen Perkins for his 21st save, of the season.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 12.27.04 PM

Man's vehicles crushed by hit-and-run driver weren't fully insured

The goal is to raise $25,000 to help the south Minneapolis resident.

Joe Biden

Key points from Joe Biden's first speech as POTUS

The 46th president called for unity at a time America is facing huge challenges.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, January 20

The 111 ICU patients is the fewest in Minnesota since there were 109 COVID patients in intensive care on Oct. 1.

Klobuchar

Here's what Amy Klobuchar said at Joe Biden's inauguration

The Minnesota senator was one of the leader organizers of the inauguration.

covid-19, vaccine

All of this week's COVID vaccine pilot program appointments are filled

Nearly 6,000 Minnesotans who are 65 and older registered for appointments between noon Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

Lane kueng thao chauvin

Osterholm affidavit ahead of George Floyd trial warns of COVID worsening in March

Prosecutors want to delay the Chauvin trial due to a public health threat.

WCCO-AM's Sheletta Brundidge talks with Lil Nas X

830-WCCO host calls for Dave Lee's replacement to be person of color

WCCO-AM has not had a person of color as a weekday daytime host in its history.

Screen Shot 2021-01-20 at 8.57.50 AM

Harmful grass fly larvae found in shipment to International Falls

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials safeguarded the shipment until the threat could be mitigated.

Keith Ellison

Minnesota high schoolers will be reimbursed for canceled European trips

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced a settlement with the travel company Friday.

Donald Trump

Trump pardons Minnesota man convicted on drug charge in 1992

John Harold Wall was among the 143 people granted clemency in one of Trump's final acts as president.

Related