(Sports Network) -makes his case to stay in the rotation this evening when they continue a four-game set with the at Target Field.
Hughes, who could be the odd man out whenreturns on Saturday, has won his last two starts, but is just 3-4 on the year with a 6.55 earned run average. He beat the on Saturday by holding them to a pair of runs and four hits in six innings.
"It's hard enough to pitch a really good game when you have a clear conscience so I knew I couldn't let anything distract me," Hughes said.
He is 3-3 with a 4.28 ERA in seven games since returning from the disabled list in early July.
Hughes has faced the Twins three times (one start) and has yet to record a decision against them, pitching to a 3.68 ERA in those outings.
New York opened this set with a win on Thursday, asfinished 2- for-3 with a two-run homer, two runs scored and two walks, carrying the Yankees to an 8-4 win.
added a two-run shot and hit a mammoth solo blast for New York, which won for the sixth time in eight games to stay atop the AL East standings by a half-game over Boston.