Found October 11, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
PLAYERS: Phil Hughes
TEAMS: New York Yankees
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Phil Hughes will start Game 4 for the Yankees on Thursday, a decision manager Joe Girardi arrived at even before Wednesday's 3-2, 12-inning win over the Orioles left New York one game from advancing to the American League Championship Series. Hughes went 2-2 with a 4.76 ERA in four starts against the Orioles this season, including back-to-back outings in early September. Hughes recalled his six-inning, one-run no-decision on August 1 at Yankee Stadium, a start in which he took a new approach against Baltimore's hard-hitting lineup. "I really used my slider quite a bit; I think that could be a big pitch against this team that really likes to hit the fastball," Hughes said. "It's a tough lineup." Hughes went 16-13 with a 4.23 ERA in 32 starts this season, overcoming a dreadful start after going 1-4 with a 7.48 ERA in his first five outings. Hughes went 15-9 with a 3.82 ERA over his final 27 games, giving the Yankees stability in the back end of th...
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