May 2, 2010

Hughes leads romp of White Sox

When Brett Gardner homers, you know it’s a blowout.

Six Yankees (16-8) had multi-hit games and five had multi-RBI games in a 12-3 thumping of the White Sox (10-15). Mark Teixeira, the man who shouldn’t start anymore games in April, collected four of the Yankees’ 16 hits and Phil Hughes, the man who has allowed 10 hits in 25 innings this year, threw a gem.

Quick ‘Cap:
Hughes struck out six and allowed four hits and a walk in seven shutout innings to earn his third win in four starts. Teixeira’s two-run double highlighted a five-run seventh inning. Nick Johnson also had a two-run double in the frame, collecting his first RBIs since April 17.

Gardner’s homer off Mark Buehrle came in the fourth inning and Robinson Cano’s three-run homer landed in the right-field seats an inning later. Just for kicks: The Yankees have outscored their opponents 37-10 in the four games Gardner has homered.

Mark Melancon made his season debut and allowed a three-run bomb to the major league leader in home runs, Paul Konerko. Curtis Granderson was officially placed on the DL and Alex Rodriguez sat out his first game of the year. White Sox-Yankees box score.

A shutout would’ve been the only thing to make today any sweeter. Watching the Yankees crank out 16 hits and Hughes pitching in total control was pure bliss.

Line of the Day:
Teixeira: 4-for-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI. I was serious before. He should just be benched for April in the future. He’s up to .189 BA.

Up Next:
The Yankees stay at home this week to host the Orioles, who are coming off a three-game sweep of the slumping Red Sox.

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