Don’t be confused by the red hats.
Phil Hughes threw eight shutout innings and the Yankees recorded 11 runs on 19 hits to win the series opener against the Texas Rangers 11-1. Hughes struck out six and only walked one in his 101-pitch effort.
Alex Rodriguez went 5-for-5 with four RBI to raise his batting average to .259. Of the Yankees 19 hits and six extra-base hits, none were home runs, which is great to see.
You know it was the Yankees’ day when Kevin Cash had three hits. Johnny Damon, Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano also had two hits apiece.
The 11 runs match a season-high and the team’s 19 hits set a season-high.
There’s not much more to add here. Joba Chamberlain gets the start tomorrow night at 8:05 p.m.