Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/6/12
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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; he used his other pitch...
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