Toronto Blue Jays 1 — New York Yankees 2
Phil Hughes pitched 7 solid innings in tonight’s quick 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Over 7 innings, Phil Hughes was only hurt by the biggest flaw in his season, the home run. Rookie infielder Adeiny Hechavarria got to Hughes for his first career home run and the career-high 30th home run Hughes has given up this season. Hughes faced a difficult spot in the 6th inning with runners on 1st and 3rd with just 1 out but Robinson Cano bailed him out. The Yankees second baseman made a leaping grab on a Yunel Escobar line drive and threw to 3rd base, catching Colby Rasmus off of the base and ending the inning. The start by Hughes was outstanding with just 4 hits allowed on his 110 pitches. David Robertson pitched a perfect 8th inning. Rafael Soriano came in after giving up a three-run home run yesterday to blow the save and gave the Yankees a perfect inning with 2 strikeouts.
Despite Ricky Romero’s struggles during the season, he pitched a good 7 innings of baseball but was just a hard luck loser, giving up 2 runs on 7 innings. Nick Swisher came through in the 3rd inning with a run-scoring single to bring in Jayson Nix on a lineup that featured recently acquired first baseman Steve Pearce at cleanup and Russell Martin behind him. Then, Curtis Granderson got a situational hit with a runner on 3rd when he hit a sacrifice fly to deep center to bring in what would be the game-winning run. The Yankees got enough offense to get the win in tonight’s game.
Win – Phil Hughes (13-11)
Loss – Ricky Romero (8-12)
Save – Rafael Soriano (34)
*Adeiny Hechavarria – 1 for 3, R, Solo Home Run (1) in the 5th, RBI (5)
*Yunel Escobar – 1 for 4, 2B
*Nick Swisher – 1 for 3, BB, RBI (76)
*Jayson Nix – 2 for 3, R
Current Yankees Record: 75-54