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Twins’ Jason Kubel gets hit by a pitch in the fifth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Target Field in Minneapolis on Tuesday. The Twins lost 9-3. Photos by Jesse Johnson / USA Today Sports

Twins slip in the sixth, lose to Blue Jays


MINNEAPOLIS — The Toronto Blue Jays scored five runs in the sixth inning and went on to post a 9-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at Target Field.

Minnesota starter Phil Hughes cruised through five innings, allowing four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts, but ran into a wall to start the sixth.

The Blue Jays hammered out six hits in the inning and took advantage of a Twins error to open a 5-2 lead. Four of the runs were charged to Hughes.

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