Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/4/12
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The Yankees' first complete game of the season bested the Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander, but it didn't come from ace pitcher CC Sabathia. Phil Hughes threw a four-hitter as the Yankees prevailed 5-1 at Comerica Park. It was a great "bounce-back win," manager Joe Girardi said after Hughes gave up a season-high seven runs in 5 1/3 innings last Monday against the Angels in Anaheim. In that one, as in many of Hughes' starts, he was undone by mistakes over the plate and getting into hitter's counts. On Sunday he worked quickly and put out potential threats with ease. On five occasions, he allowed a two-out base runner only to retire the next hitter. "I was able to put out any little fires that started (and) ultimately I was able to keep my pitch count down and get some quick outs," Hughes said. "It all kind of accumulates to be able to go out and do what CC does. That's a good feeling." Derek Jeter hit the game's first pitch for a home run in a two-run Yankees first inning. Ale...
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