Simon seeks to outduel Hughes in Minnesota

The Twins get Phil Hughes back from the disabled list just in time for their late run at a postseason spot. Hughes’ lower back, which landed him on the DL five weeks ago, will try to carry the weight of holding down the Tigers’ offense Tuesday night at Target Field.

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Anibal has shoulder setback, will visit Andrews

Anibal Sanchez’s return this season is back on hold. After a flareup of his rotator cuff strain once again, his status could end up in question well beyond that.

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Stewart, Gerber among 10 top prospect performers Monday

Class A West Michigan’s offense exploded for 22 hits Monday in a win 14-5 rout over Lansing to advance to the Midwest League finals. Tigers No. 10 prospect Christin Stewart paced the WhiteCaps at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, while Mike Gerber finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored and a stolen base.

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At-bat a microcosm of V-Mart's frustrating season

The drive was majestic, a long fly ball deep down the right-field line that nearly landed in the second deck. It was one of the best struck balls Victor Martinez has had in the last four weeks, if not since his last home run Aug. 8. This one was not a home run. It was high and deep, but foul.

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