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Minnesota Twins starter Phil Hughes delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field on Saturday. The Twins won 4-1. Photos by Jesse Johnson / USA Today Sports

Twins timely offense defeats Royals

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MINNEAPOLIS — Phil Hughes pitched 7⅓ innings of one-run ball and received some timely offensive support as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-1 on Saturday night at Target Field.


Hughes and Royals right-hander Yordano Ventura were locked in a duel most of the night. Ventura didn’t give up many hits but played with fire, allowing six walks. He also mixed in a balk.

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