The New York Yankees will send right-hander Phil Hughes to the mound tonight in game one of a three-game set against the Washington Nationals. In his last outing vs. the Mets, Hughes lasted 6 1/3 innings, giving up one run (via the long-ball) and struck out six for the win. The right-hander has allowed three runs on ten hits over 15 1/3 frames in his last two starts.
Robinson Cano is not in the lineup tonight. Jayson Nix will man second.
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez (8-2, 2.35 ERA) is on the mound for the Nationals.
New York Yankees (37-25)
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Jasyon Nix 2B
Phil Hughes P
Pitching: RHP Phil Hughes (6-5, 4.76 ERA)
Game Time: 7:05 p.m. EST. at Nationals Park
TV: MY9, MLBN
Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280
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