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Philip Hughes vs Kevin Slowey Battle Sees Minnesota Fall 8-1

Russell Martin swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs as his Yankees defeated Minnesotan 8-1 at Target Field.

Bettors who backed the Yankees were rewarded as -162 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.5.

Philip Hughes earned the victory for the Yankees, throwing 7 2/3 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 3, and allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Mark Teixeira in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Kevin Slowey worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Trevor Plouffe in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored New York as they had 13 hits, while Minnesota only had 2.