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Hughes vs. Danks


Phil Hughes (1-3 8.24 ERA)  is looking to win his second game at U.S. Cellular. He will have to go through John Danks (4-8 3.79 ERA). Hughes has had mixed results in four starts off the disabled list and could be pitching to keep his job. At 1-2 with a 5.48 ERA since the DL stint, the 2010 All-Star will likely need a strong outing to fight off rookie Ivan Nova for the No. 5 spot. Danks has not allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last five starts, not including an injury-shortened 1 2/3-innings outing. He’s 4-0 with a 0.98 ERA since June 6.

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