Here are three quick thoughts following the Twins 8-5 win on Tuesday

HUGHES THE MAN: I would expect a pitcher who could hit 94 on the gun a year ago but just 91 on Tuesday to either be injured or in panic mode. Phil Hughes just analyzed what he needed to do to get batters out and adjusted. He's entertaining to watch pitch because he can pitch inside effectively and get away with high fastballs.

HUNTER IS ON FIRE: That's four homers in four games for Torii Hunter, who is trying to do all he can to keep things from falling apart. It would have been nice if he could have come up with Marlon Byrd's foul ball in the seventh but the Twins got the win and they will take them any way they can get them right now. ``He has had a really good road trip,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said, ``His bat seems fast and quick. He is rallying the troops.''

ROBINSON UPDATE: Shane Robinson was scratched when he became ill before the game. Molitor said as the game got closer Robinson felt worse and worse, leading to Danny Santana to return to center. Molitor indicated after the game that he would have to check and see who is healthy tomorrow. I'm sure the Twins hope something isn't going around the clubhouse. I know Joe Mauer didn't feel well during the last homestand and Brian Dozier sounded horrible after Monday's game.

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