Hughes pitches Twins to 5-3 win over Tigers
Hughes (2-1) had six strikeouts with no walks. He retired 16 straight at one point and has won two straight - a welcome sight for a Twins rotation that had produced only six quality starts this season.
Ortega, who had just arrived from Triple-A Toledo, and Phil Coke then combined to walk six Twins batters - five in the fifth.
A throwing error by catcher Bryan Holaday and a bases-loaded walk by Coke allowed Minnesota to tie the game in the fifth without a hit.