Found May 17, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
TORONTO - The home run ball got Phil Hughes again. The New York Yankees right-hander tried to get a 3-2 cutter past Jose Bautista in the third inning on Thursday. It spun instead of cut, and Hughes watched it soar over the fence for a two-run home run. J.P. Arencibia also hit a two-run homer against reliever Cory Wade in the seventh and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a sweep of the Yankees with a 4-1 victory before 31,266 at Rogers Centre. Drew Hutchison (3-1) allowed one run and five hits in six innings to pick up the win as the Yankees lost their third game in a row. Casey Janssen pitched the ninth for his third save. Hughes (3-5) has given up at least one home run in each of his eight starts this season for a total of 10. He gave up seven hits in 5 1/3 innings but the one to Bautista was the one that caused the damage. "It was a 3-2 cutter," said Hughes who walked two and struck out five. "I thought he had seen a lot of fastballs and maybe that was a g...

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