With the Red Sox losing at Chicago, the Yankees now have a lead of 8.5 games in the East.
Meanwhile, the Angels will be facing Zack Greinke this evening. At the moment, they trail the Yankees by 6.5 games.
As for today’s game, it was a tedious affair as the Yankees walked seven and left 14 on base but lived to tell the tale. The force remained strong in young master Phil Hughes as he fanned three of the four batters he faced. His ERA of 1.11 is the lowest of any American League reliever with at least 40 innings.
“This might be as good as I’ve ever seen him,” Joba Chamberlain said of Hughes. “This is the pitcher everybody was talking about a few years ago. It’s great to see.”
I think that might be it for this evening. Time to finish the newspaper work and enjoy a night in Toronto. Check back for more tomorrow.