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Friday, August 31, 2007

Game 135 notes: Yankees lose 9-1

Phil Hughes (2-3) is doing his best Mike Mussina impression. The highly-touted right-hander gave up four earned runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings pitched in the Yankees' 9-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays Friday night.

Hughes has struggled in every start since his August 10 start against Cleveland, when he gave up one run over six innings. His control has been an issue, as he walked four batters tonight.

Chris Britton made his first Major League appearance since June 4 and gave up two runs over 2 2-3 innings.

Carlos Pena hit two home runs tonight for the Devil Rays. Greg Norton also added a home run.

Andy Sonnanstine (4-9) allowed two hits and a run over eight innings. He also struck out five batters.

Some notes from the game:

  • The Yankees only had two hits.
  • Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter were the Yankees that got hits.
  • Pena has five home runs against the Yankees this season.
Seattle lost to the Toronto Blue Jays tonight, so the Yankees remain a game ahead of them in the American League Wild Card standings.

Ian Kennedy makes his Major League debut tomorrow afternoon for the Yankees. He will oppose Edwin Jackson.

(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


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