I thought this would be total mis-match; and on the day it was. Just not the way I thought it would be.
A big win for the Yanks.
Hughes dominated in the Yankees' 5-1 victory over Justin Verlander and the Tigers at Comerica Park, giving the Yankees their second win this season in a game started by last year's AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner.
The pitcher to watch on Sunday was Hughes, who followed his worst start of the year with arguably the best of his career. After surrendering a season-high seven runs and career-high 11 hits against the Angels on Monday, Hughes scattered four hits against Detroit for his first career nine-inning complete game.
"It's great," Hughes said. "The big thing this year has kind of been pitch count and not going very deep in games. Especially coming off a bad outing, to be able to put this one together is a good feeling and hopefully something to build off."
The win also secured a 6-3 road trip for the Yankees, who swept the A's in Oakland and took two out of three from the Tigers.
Oh, and Derek Jeter homered on the first pitch of the game.