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Hughes stifles Twins

Associated Press

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Phil Hughes was unhittable for four innings. Hideki Matsui’s swing looked rusty all afternoon.

Hughes put together an impressive outing and Matsui returned to the New York Yankees’ lineup Sunday in a 6-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

While Hughes had pinpoint control, Twins starter Boof Bonser struggled to throw strikes. He walked four, three in the second inning and one in the third. He allowed three runs and two hits and didn’t have any strikeouts.

"Boof threw just a little bit out of whack out there," Gardenhire said.

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Bonser said he wasn’t worried about his performance and he intends to step up his production with the departure of Santana, who was traded to the New York Mets.

"We all know what we have to do," said Bonser, who pitched 173 innings last season and went 8-12. "But I don’t think we need to put any extra pressure on ourselves."

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