New York Yankees 5 — Tampa Bay Rays 2
Phil Hughes went 5 innings allowing just 2 runs in today’s 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. With the return of Andy Pettitte in May, Phil Hughes needs to have strong outings to show he deserves to be a part of the starting rotation. In today’s game, Phil Hughes lone blemish was a two-run home run by Matt Joyce in the 1st inning.
The Yankees offense didn’t get started until the 6th inning when the second-string of players had entered the game. The game-winning hit came from Justin Maxwell with his double in the 9th inning. Gustavo Molina provided insurance runs with a two-run home run also.
Win – Cesar Cabral (1-0)
Loss – Brandon Gomes (0-1)
Save – Michael O’Connor (1)
*Gustavo Molina – 1 for 2, R, 2-Run Home Run (1) in the 9th, 2 RBI (2)
*Justin Maxwell – 1 for 2, 2 R, 2B, RBI (6)
*Matt Joyce – 1 for 3, R, 2-Run Home Run (3) in the 1st, 2 RBI (7)
*Carlos Pena – 1 for 2, R, BB