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Twins beat Tigers, Verlander for first time in four years

The Minnesota Twins have had a hard time over the past few years beating Justin Verlander of the Detroit tigers. But after seven innings, Phil Hughes set an excellent start to do just that.

Despite pitching well, Hughes knew it was best for him to leave the mound.

“Every pitcher has a certain amount of pride. In the seventh, I felt like my stuff and location were deteriorating. You don’t want to give the game away just because you’re feeling prideful.”

Casey Fein and Glen Perkins each took on an inning at the end of the game. Despite letting one run through, the Twins managed the 2-1 win.

Verlander admitted to the mistakes he made:

“Pretty good for the first six innings, but I wasn’t great in the seventh. I had a couple inexcusable pitches. It wasn’t that I made mistakes, but I got away from the pitches I wanted to throw.”

Whether it was a bad game on Verlander’s part, or an excellent game for the Twins, the feat of winning for the first time in four years must feel amazing.


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