Monday, July 18, 2011

Yankees 7, Blue Jays 2, Hughes won his first game

Phil Hughes pitched six entries to score his first win of the season and defeated the New York Yankees 7-2 on Sunday to the Toronto Blue Jays.

Brett Gardner had three hits, while Curtis Granderson drove in three runs, with the Yankees managed to split honors in the four-game series, then they were outscored 23-8 in the first two games.

In his fifth start of the season and the second after recovering from a right shoulder injury, Hughes (1-2) allowed two runs and four hits to get his first win since October 2, 2010 in Boston.

Gardner won his second straight game with three hits, to go 4-2 with a walk, two steals and three runs scored. The outfielder has stolen 12 bases in a row without being put out and is batting .625 (10 hits in 16 at-bats) after the All-Star break.

Cory Wade pitched the seventh, David Robertson handled the eighth and Boone Logan completed by the Yankees.

New York scored four runs in the fourth to go up 5-1. The cluster was crowned by a two-run double to Granderson.

Carlos Villanueva (5-2) suffered his second loss in 10 starts since May became the starting rotation. He allowed five runs and eight hits in six innings.

Jose Bautista missed his third straight game with a sore right ankle. The Dominican, who with 31 homers led the majors, still practiced with the ball before the game and could return on Tuesday against Seattle.

For the Yankees, Robinson Cano 4-1, an RBI and Eduardo Nunez 4-1, a run scored. The Ramiro Pena 3-0, one RBI. Jorge Posada 4-0.

For the Blue Jays, the Yunel Escobar 3-1. Edwin Encarnacion 3-1, two runs scored.

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