Yankees Vs. Blue Jays: Hughes Strong As Yankees Top Blue Jays, 2-1

One night after dropping a tough 11-inning contest to the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Yankees bounced back with a 2-1 victory over the Jays at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday night.

Phil Hughes went seven innings for the Yankees, giving up one earned run on four hits, providing a break for a bullpen that pitched 4.2 innings in Monday night's loss.

Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher got the scoring started for the Yankees, ripping a single to score Jayson Nix in the third inning. Curtis Granderson added the Yankees' only other run, scoring new addition Steve Pearce from third base on a sacrifice fly in the fourth. Pearce batted clean-up for the Yankees in a lineup that lacked first baseman Mark Teixeira.

Yankees relievers David Robertson and Rafael Soriano combined to close out the Blue Jays, as each pitched perfect frames to end the game. Robertson needed just five pitches — all strikes — to retire the side in the eighth. Soriano bounced back from a blown save the previous night.

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