Jul 13, 2013; Bronx, NY, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Samuel Deduno (21) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Samuel Deduno Leads Minnesota Twins Past New York Yankees 4-1


Samuel Deduno pitched seven solid innings, giving up only six hits and striking out three batters, as the struggling Minnesota Twins snapped their six-game losing streak and beat the New York Yankees on the road today 4-1. Deduno is now 5-4 on the season and the Twins are now 38-53. The Yankees are now 51-43, over six games behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League East.

Phil Hughes (4-9) struggled on the mound for the Yankees, surrendering home runs to Trevor Plouffe, Ryan Doumit, and Pedro Florimon. Coincidentally, all the home runs came on 2-2 pitches with one out. Hughes was understandably frustrated when speaking to the media after the game.

Via ESPN:

I’ve felt good with my stuff over the last three or four starts. There’s just one or two mistakes that I have to stay away from. I have a straight fastball, a four-seamer, that when I miss over the plate with it, it leads to fly balls. I just have to concentrate on location, and it comes down to execution.

The two teams meet again tomorrow with CC Sabathia taking the mound for the Yankees.

 

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