Hughes Shines In Yankees 2-0 Win
The Yankees (81-62) beat the Red Sox (64-80) 2-0 at Fenway Park on Thursday night. The win marked the first time the Yankees have won back to back games in a month. Phil Hughes was dominant in the win going 7 1/3 shutout innings giving up only five hits and struck out seven.
The Yankees actually were able to manufacture a couple of runs and win the game sans the home run. In the top of the fourth Alex Rodriguez singled to lead off the inning, Robinson Cano and Russell Martin walked loading the bases for Andruw Jones who hit a deep sac-fly ball to right field scoring A-Rod.
In the sixth inning Derek Jeter laced a RBI single scoring Steve Pearce putting the Yankees up 2-0. The hit was Jeter’s 3,283rd of his career tying the great Willie Mays for 10th on the all-time hits list. Next on the list is Eddie Collins with 30 more hits at 3,315.
Red Sox starter Felix Doubront went 6 1/3 gave up two runs on four hits and struck out five.
Rafael Soriano came on in the ninth and converted his 38th save of the season.
The Yankees remain tied with the Baltimore Orioles atop the AL East. The Orioles beat Tamba Bay in a 14 inning game Thursday afternoon.
The Yankees will start a three game series with the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. David Price (17-5 2.54) goes for the Rays while C.C. Sabathia (13-5 3.56) goes for the Yankees. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30, first pitch at 7:05 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.