Hughes dominates as Yankees bounce back against A's

1:52 PM, May 4, 2013   |    comments
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Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Phil Hughes threw eight shutout innings for his first win of the season, leading the New York Yankees to a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

Hughes (1-2) limited Oakland to four hits and two walks while striking out nine in his best outing of the year. He had pitched well in each of his last three starts, all no-decisions, allowing a total of six runs over 20 innings after a rough first two starts that included eight earned runs in a total of seven innings.

Chris Stewart and Lyle Overbay slugged solo homers in support of Hughes, while Travis Hafner and Brett Gardner singled in runs for New York. The Yankees bounced back from a 2-0 loss in Friday's series opener and improved to 7-2 on a 10-game homestand that concludes Sunday.

Bartolo Colon (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season after allowing three runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. The former Yankee did not walk a batter and struck out three.

Seth Smith and Josh Reddick drove in ninth-inning runs for Oakland, which lost for just the second time in its last six games.

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