Hughes gives up six, in line to win

Odd start for Phil Hughes.

He gave up six runs, but looked fantastic at times. He's in line to get the win as he left with the Yankees up 7-6, but this isn't a game you'll say the Yankees might win because of Hughes.

He gave up four runs in the first after Eduardo Nunez's error, and then retired 10 of 11 Twins over the middle innings, but yielded a two-run shot in the sixth that made it 7-6. Only two of the runs were earned.

Hughes' final line: 5 1/3 innings, six hits, six runs, two earned runs, two walks, four strikeouts.