1:05 PM ET, May 4, 2013
Yankee Stadium, New York, New York
NEW YORK -- Phil Hughes had such a lively fastball that he just kept pumping in one after another, and that was enough to dominate the highest-scoring lineup in the majors.Hughes fired eight shutout innings of four-hit ball for his first win of the season, leading the New York Yankees past the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Saturday.Chris Stewart and Lyle Overbay homered against Bartolo Colon, sending the A's to their only loss in his six starts this year. Hughes (1-2) struck out nine and outpitched his former New York teammate for his first victory since Sept. 20, 2012, against Toronto.
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Oakland put OF Chris Young (strained left quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 30, and recalled OF Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento. Taylor is likely to get playing time against left-handed pitching, Melvin said. ... LHP Andy Pettitte (3-2, 3.86 ERA) starts Sunday for New York against RHP Dan Straily (1-0, 6.35) in the series finale. The 40-year-old Pettitte was roughed up by last-place Houston in a 9-1 loss Monday. He earned his first major league win against the A's in June 1995 and is 11-6 with a 3.35 ERA in 21 starts against Oakland. ... Chris Nelson started at 3B in his Yankees debut and went 0 for 4 with two strikeouts. Nelson was acquired Wednesday night from Colorado for a player to be named or cash. ... Yankees OF Curtis Granderson was hit by a pitch in the upper right arm at extended spring training in Tampa, Fla. Granderson, rehabbing from a broken right forearm, stayed in the intrasquad game and said he was fine. "It was going to happen one of these days," he said. Granderson had two singles in four at-bats and played all three outfield positions. The slugger broke his arm when he was hit by a pitch from Toronto LHP J.A. Happ in his first at-bat of spring training on Feb. 24.
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Bartolo Colon #40 of the Oakland Athletics delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees...(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|3rd||C Stewart homered to left (372 feet).||0||1|
|5th||L Overbay homered to right (372 feet).||0||2|
|6th||T Hafner singled to left, R Cano scored.||0||3|
|7th||B Gardner reached on infield single to second, E Nunez scored.||0||4|
|9th||S Smith singled to right, Y Cespedes scored, J Donaldson to third.||1||4|
|9th||J Reddick grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, J Donaldson scored, S Smith out at second.||2||4|
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|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, New York, NY|
|Attendance||41,349 (84% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||64 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Jordan Baker|
How Phil Hughes beat the Athletics: * Fastball averaged 92.6 MPH (his highest since July 27 of last season) * Threw 72% fastballs (2nd straight start over 70%) and hitters went 4-for-21 against it * Threw 58% of his fastballs up in the zone (his highest this season) * Athletics didn't make him pay -- 11 fly balls (6 ground balls/line drives) against fastballs, most since August 22 of last season
Phil Hughes threw eight scoreless innings Saturday, the third time in his career he's gone at least eight innings in a start without giving up a run. It was Hughes' first win since September 20 of last season, and his 117 pitches are tied for the second most in his career (threw 123 pitches vs DET in 2012).
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