In his final start before the break, Phil Hughes pitched like he belonged in the All-Star Game. He walked none for the second time this season and picked up his 11th win in a 6-1 game against Seattle. Mark Teixeira went deep from both sides of the plate for the 10th time in his career. Hughes, Andy Pettitte and CC Sabathia are the first trio of teammates to have 11 wins at the all-star break since the Astros in 1999 (Jose Lima, Mike Hampton and Shane Reynolds).
Associated Press photo of Hughes. I know photographers have taken that same photo of Hughes several times, but I always like it.