Phil Hughes picked up his first victory since Sept. 27, 2007. (Carlos Osorio/AP)
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
Behind a 10-run seventh inning, which was capped by Jose Molina's second career grand slam, and Phil Hughes' strong start in his return to the Majors, the Yankees beat the Tigers in the middle game of the series to end their four-game slide.
BATTING 2B: Polanco (10, Ramirez, E). TB: Cabrera, M; Guillen; Polanco 2;
Anderson, J. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Inge; Anderson, J 2; Cabrera, M; Everett. Team
RISP: 0-for-6. Team LOB: 9.
FIELDING E: Anderson, J (1, fielding). DP:
(Inge-Santiago, R-Cabrera, M).
HBP: Cabrera, M (by Hughes, P), Inge (by Veras). Pitches-strikes: Hughes, P 99-58, Melancon
11-7, Ramirez, E 17-9, Veras 23-15, Jackson, E 117-76, Perry 18-8, Robertson, N 23-12, Lyon 33-19, Rincon 9-4. Groundouts-flyouts:
Hughes, P 6-3, Melancon 2-0, Ramirez, E 0-0, Veras 1-1, Jackson, E 4-6, Perry 1-0, Robertson, N 0-0, Lyon 2-1, Rincon 1-1. Batters
faced: Hughes, P 23, Melancon 3, Ramirez, E 5, Veras 5, Jackson, E 23, Perry 5, Robertson, N 5, Lyon 8, Rincon 4. Inherited
runners-scored: Robertson, N 2-2, Lyon 3-3. Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Brian Runge. 2B: Brian
Knight. 3B: Jim Joyce. Weather: 53 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 13 mph, L to R. T: 3:23. Att:
25,519. Venue: Comerica Park. April 28, 2009 April 28, 2009
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