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Phil Hughes Plays Hero Role In Big Yankees Win

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Phil Hughes couldn't of been better in his return to the big league roster in his first start of the season after being recalled from Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The New York Yankees, beat up and injured, were fading fast and needed a big win to stop the streak.  They got it from Hughes.

Hughes, who has replaced the injured Chien-Ming Wang in the rotation for now, wants to let everyone know he is in the rotation to stay.

He pitched six strong innings only giving up two hits, along with six strikeouts and no runs against a tough Detroit Tigers lineup.

The problem was that he didn't receive any run support and was about to leave the game with a scoreless tie.

However, the ...

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