Originally written on Bronx Pinstripes  |  Last updated 10/26/14
Phil Hughes pitched 8 scoreless for his first win. (Source: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Oakland Athletics 2 – New York Yankees 4   Phil Hughes put together his best start this season in today’s 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.   Phil Hughes started today’s game and was outstanding. Defense helped him right from the beginning. The first batter, John Jaso, almost went deep like Rosales yesterday but Ichiro Suzuki would rob the A’s catcher of a home run. Right from the start of the game, Hughes had everything going his way. Phil Hughes got fly outs, ground outs, strikeouts and everything he needed to put together his best start of the season. Phil Hughes would end his day by getting the final 10 batters he faced out. Phil Hughes would go eight scoreless innings with just four hits and a season-high nine strikeouts, throwing 117 pitches. Chris Stewart got the Yankees offense going against former Yankee Bartolo Colon. In the third inning, Stewart hit his second home run of the season to put the Yankees ahead by one. In the fifth inning, Lyle Overbay jumped on the first pitch he saw and took Colon deep for his fifth home run of the season. The Yankees didn’t need just the long ball to get runs on the board. They showed this in the sixth inning. Robinson Cano would leadoff with a double and would advance on a fly out by Vernon Wells. Travis Hafner would come through with a single that falls between the infield and outfield in left, extending their lead to three. Then in the seventh inning, Eduardo Nunez would hit a triple and would score on Brett Gardner’s single through the middle infield. Shawn Kelley would be the first reliever called on in the ninth inning with a four-run lead but his leash would be short as the first batter reached base on a single and “Enter Sandman” would be played. Mariano Rivera would be called on in a non-save situation and, after allowing two runs in, would finish off the game and get Phil Hughes his first win of the season. Robinson Cano has a five-game hitting streak. Chris Nelson made his Yankees debut today at third base and was hitless, striking out two times in four at-bats.   Win – Phil Hughes (1-2) Loss – Bartolo Colon (3-1)   Notables Athletics *Seth Smith – 2 for 4, 2B, RBI (17) *Yoenis Cespedes – 2 for 4, R Yankees *Chris Stewart – 1 for 3, R, Solo Home Run (2) in the 3rd, RBI (4) *Lyle Overbay – 2 for 3, R, 2B, Solo Home Run (5) 5th, RBI (13)   Current Yankees Record: 18-11   Get your Yankees Tickets from our friends at TiqIQ.
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