Hughes allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks in just four and two third innings. However, New York's bullpen was able to save the game for the Yankees, combining to allow just one run in four and a third innings.
Derek Lowe relieved Hughes and retired all five batters he faced, Boone Logan got two outs and allowed a walk, David Robertson pitched one hitless inning, and Rafael Soriano finished the game, despite making it close by giving up two hits, a walk, and a run.
The Yankees were down 5-1 in the sixth inning when Robinson Cano scored on a wild pitch to pull the Yankees within three runs of the lead.
In the following inning, the Yankees scored three more runs to tie the game as Ichiro Suzuki hit an RBI sacrifice fly, Cano hit an RBI double, and Alex Rodriguez scored on a wild pitch.
In the eighth, the Yankees took the lead as Eduardo Nunez picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly. Derek Jeter then hit an RBI single later in the inning to give the Yankees a 7-5 lead.
In the ninth, Curtis Granderson hit a two RBI single to add a couple of insurance runs to New York's lead. Eric Chavez also hit a solo home run earlier in the game to give New York their first run of the game.
Jeter and Cano were both 3-5 on the day to lead the Yankees in hits.
Next the Yankees will play the Boston Red Sox at 7:05 PM ET on Monday night.
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