Hughes pitches well, Yanks beat Royals 3-2
Well, it had finally happened. After being 6 for 74 with runners in scoring position coming into the game, the Yankees finally had their hit with men on base, and it was just enough to get the win from the Royals. Phil Hughes once again pitched a great game (it was his 5th good start in a row) although he gave up another home run ball. Hughes has given up homers in 9 consecutive starts but hey, as long as the bats are right behind you then there’s nothing wrong with solo-shots.
The Yankees were trailing 2-0 in the 4th inning but they were able to get going on a Robinson Cano solo HR which cut the Royals lead to 1. The last time Robinson Cano hit a HR was off of Luke Hochevar in Kansas City and it was a grand slam. In the 5th inning the Yankees had the bases loaded with no one out and this time, the Yankees made sure that they were able to get some runs in. Derek Jeter lined a base hit that scored a run and Curtis Granderson grounded out, but got the run in.
Those three runs were just enough for the Yankees as Cory Wade, Boone Logan, Clay Rapada & Rafael Soriano backed up Hughes and had 3 scoreless innings. The Yankees are no longer in last place (for today at least) and the Yankees are now 1 game above .500.
Tomorrow is the series finale vs. the Royals and Andy Pettitte will take the mound for the Yankees.
Posted on May 23, 2012, in Game Reviews and tagged Andy Pettitte, Boone Logan, Clay Rapada, Cory Wade, Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter, New York Yankees, Phil hughes, Rafael Soriano, Robinson Cano. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.