If there were any lingering questions about Phil Hughes’ spot in the Yankees rotation, he surely answered them tonight. In the biggest start of his young career, Hughes pitched seven scoreless innings in a 6-1 win that finished off a sweep of the Twins and sent the Yankees back into the American League Championship Series. Hughes struck out six and never allowed more than a single. Behind him, the Yankees took an early lead and built on it with home runs by Marcus Thames and Nick Swisher.
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