NEW YORK—Phil Hughes pitched eight shutout innings, Curtis Granderson drove in two runs and Alex Rodriguex homered as the Yankees defeated the Indians, 6-4, on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium.
The Yankees (45-28) maintained the best record in the Majors, winning their fourth straight game behind the sharp effort from Hughes, who blanked Cleveland on six hits to post his fourth victory in his last five starts.
After his last start I was anxious to see how Hughes would recover. I can’t help but think that we’re going to see a string of bad starts like we’ve seen so often in his career. That he rebounded tonight was very encouraging, just as it was when he recovered from his bad start in Anaheim.