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Jose Bautista hits 3rd homer, Phil Hughes throws 3 shutout innings as Blue Jays beat Twins 4-3

  • Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista watches his solo home run off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Glen Perkins during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista watches his solo home run off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Glen Perkins during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game in Dunedin, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes (45) winds up in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Phil Hughes (45) winds up in the first inning of a spring training baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

  • Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison (36) delivers a warm-up pitch before starting in a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Dunedin, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Drew Hutchison (36) delivers a warm-up pitch before starting in a spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Dunedin, Fla., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)  (The Associated Press)

Jose Bautista hit his third home run of the spring for the Toronto Blue Jays in a 4-3 victory Saturday over the Minnesota Twins, who got three scoreless innings from newcomer Phil Hughes.

Hughes signed a $24 million, three-year contract in the offseason after spending his first seven seasons with the New York Yankees. He gave up one hit, walked one and struck out two.

The right-hander missed most of spring training with a back injury last year and struggled mightily in the regular season, going 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA with the Yankees.

Adam Lind was 2 for 2 with two doubles for the Blue Jays. Melky Cabrera added an RBI single and Edwin Encarnacion scored a run.

Bautista connected in the fourth off Twins closer Glen Perkins.

Byron Buxton, rated the No. 1 prospect in baseball, hit a two-run homer off Toronto starter Drew Hutchison in the third.

Hutchison struck out five, including three straight in the second, and walked one in three innings.