Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Phil Hughes breezed through seven innings with seven strikeouts and Robinson Cano continued to swing a hot bat with three hits and a home run, as the Yankees defeated Baltimore, 9-1, in the second of three games.
Hughes (7-1) issued one walk, scattering six hits and a run to lower his earned-run average to 2.54 and continue a solid start to the 2010 season.
Cano extended his hitting streak to 16 games in a big way, going 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and scoring three times. It was his eighth consecutive multi- hit game.
Nick Swisher collected three hits and drove in three, Curtis Granderson had three hits and two RBI and Brett Gardner chipped in with a 2-for-3 effort with a run batted in and two runs scored for New York, which has won four in a row and seven straight games against the Orioles.
O’s starter Brad Bergesen (3-4) lasted just 2 1/3 innings, giving up six runs on seven hits and two walks.
Ty Wigginton knocked in the lone run for Baltimore, which saw its losing streak reach seven games. The Orioles, an MLB-worst 15-38 on the season, have also dropped nine of 10 overall and seven straight road games.