Yanks Best Twins 4-2

The Yankees brought some three o’clock lightning with them today, coming from behind to beat the Twins and keep rolling, 4-2.  Hughes was quite good, as was the pitching on the whole.  Hughes went 4 1/3, allowing just three hits, a run earned, and a walk.  Although he didn’t strike out anyone, Hughes got 10 ground outs.  Jason Johnson had a rough 1 2/3 IP in his continued comeback, allowing three hits, a run, and a walk.  But Claggett and Robertson put the clamps on, with Robertson fanning three in 1 1/3 IP.  Igawa struggled to close the game, walking two and allowing a hit to load the bases with one out, but he got a DP to end the game, keeping his ERA at zero for 12 2/3 IP now.

The Yanks were shut down until Teixeira’s first home run of Spring, off closer extraordinaire Joe Nathan, made it 2-1.  Todd “Hal” Linden’s lead-off homer in the eighth tied it, a sac fly from Cervelli gave the Yanks the lead, and Austin Jackson added an insurance run with a solo shot in the ninth.  Jackson has had a very good Spring, hitting .303.  Brett the Jet and Cano each went 1-3.  The Yanks have now won eight in a row and ten out of the last eleven.  I know it’s Spring, but that’s pretty impressive.  So much of that is a direct result of getting quality pitching on a daily basis.  That Hughes again contributed quality innings is very encouraging.

Joba takes thr bump tomorrow at 1:15 ET against Detroit.

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