Found May 06, 2012 on
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two struggling right-handers - Phil Hughes for the New York Yankees and Luke Hochevar for the Kansas City Royals - started Sunday, both with earned run averages north of 7. Hughes, who is looking over his shoulder with Andy Pettitte pitching in the minors and getting close to returning to the Yankees rotation, had his best start of the season. Hochevar had his worst. Robinson Cano hit a grand slam and Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run blast to support Hughes' good outing as the Yankees routed the Kansas City Royals 10-4 to split the four-game series at Kauffman Stadium. Hughes (2-4) gave up three runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings, his longest outing of the season, to pick up the victory. He walked one and struck out seven before being pulled after Humberto Quintero's bases-empty home run in the seventh. "I thought he located his fastball," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "I thought he had a good changeup today that was effective; ...
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So Phil Hughes didn't get bombed yesterday, against a team with 9 wins and the 4th lowest run total in the AL, and now suddenly everyone thinks the guy has figured it out. Let's look at some headlines, shall we?
Ken Davidoff says, the "Yankees should keep Hughes in rotation.
John Harper believes that Hughes is turning things around and turning heads with his newly...
<a href="http://NYYUniverse.com/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-feed-statistics/feed-statistics.php?url=aHR0cDovL05ZWVVuaXZlcnNlLmNvbS9ueXkvZGV3YXluZS13aXNlLWFuZC1jb2R5LWVwcGxleS1jYWxsZWQtdXAvYXR0YWNobWVudC9kZXdheW5lLXdpc2UtY2Yv" rel=\"attachment wp-att-5613\">Center fielder Dewayne Wise was called up to the Yankees yesterday, along relief pitcher, Cody Eppley...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - At least one of the major worries the Royals were facing to start the 2012 season seems to have been resolved the replacement for Joakim Soria.
Granted, it's early, but the Royals, who at one point were expected to split the closer duties between Jonathan Broxton and Greg Holland, settled on Broxton quickly. And so far, they haven't regretted it.
With 42-year-old Mariano Rivera on the DL for the first time since 2003, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that David Robertson and Rafael Soriano will close games the remainder of the season. From what we’ve seen, read, and heard, however, Robertson is the guy to bet on as your fantasy baseball closer for now.
The 27-year-old Robertson is certainly well qualified to fill the very...
The fountains at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium are a nice touch. They're also off-limits. That didn't stop one fan from plunging into one of the fountains on Sunday, though. Royals catcher Humberto Quintero connected on a home run in the seventh inning. The ball traveled into the seats in left but richoceted off the hands of a few fans before sailing over the railing...
The Yankees are back in New York after a 5-5-road trip to host the Tampa Bay Rays for a three-game set at the stadium starting tonight.
James Shields at Yankee Stadium.
Last time these two teams met was the start of the 2012 season, and the Rays swept the Yankees right out of Tropicana Field.
The Rays stand atop the AL East, tied with the Orioles with a 19-10 record but are coming...
Guest contributor Justin Fritze walks us through another one of his nights at Yankees Stadium -
The day started with rain. Rain and more rain for about five hours. I was going to see the Yankees play the Orioles at 7pm, sans Swisher yet sadly with Phil Hughes starting at pitcher. Hughes was 1-3 this year with an ERA rising over 6, so to say I had general apprehensions about his...
Atlanta third baseman Chipper Jones watched the video of New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee while shagging batting-practice flyballs last week.
He saw Rivera carted off the field. He heard Rivera, whose career plans beyond this season had been up in the air, then vow to return to the mound in 2013.
And Jones could empathize...
I know it is the Evil Empire and we aren't supposed to like any of them, but I do have one I've always liked. Mariano Rivera. The BEST relief pitcher in MLB history. You can argue with me in the comments, but I'm pretty sure I can trump it.Mariano, as he has always done, was shagging flyball during Yankees batting practice when he tore his ACL at Kauffman stadium on Thursday...