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New York Yankees Vs. Detroit Tigers: Yankees Aim For Opening Weekend Sweep

The New York Yankees send right-hander Phil Hughes to the mound today as they look for a sweep of their Opening Weekend series against the Detroit Tigers (1:05 p.m., YES). The Yankees won the first two games of the series as first baseman Mark Teixeira starred, hitting three-run home runs in both games.

Hughes, the 24-year-old right-hander is aiming to build on an impressive 2010 season. He went 18-8 with a 4.19 ERA in his first full season as a big-league starting pitcher.

After today, the Yankees host the Minnesota Twins for four games beginning Monday night. The Yankees then go to Fenway Park for three games against the arch-rival Boston Red Sox, who are favored by most analysts to win the American League East.

Next Game

Detroit Tigers
@ New York Yankees

Sunday, Apr 3, 2011, 1:05 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Max Scherzer vs Phil Hughes

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing out to right field at 10-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 50.


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