Hughes Pitches 3 Perfect Innings, Twins Top Orioles 3-0
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Phil Hughes pitched perfect three innings as the Minnesota Twins beat the winless Baltimore Orioles 3-0 on Monday.
In Hughes' two starts, he's allowed just one hit in five scoreless innings. He's yet to strike out a batter.
Baltimore lost for the seventh straight time. The Orioles are 0-7-1 this spring.
Ubaldo Jimenez, who gave up six runs and retired just one batter in his first start, pitched three shutout innings, giving up only a leadoff double to Byron Buxton in the first.
The Twins scored in the fifth on an RBI single by John Hicks and made it 2-0 in the sixth with a run-scoring double by Trevor Plouffe.
Trevor May followed Hughes with 2 1-3 scoreless innings.
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