Derek Jeter led off Monday's game with a double off Matt Harrison. (LM Otero/AP)
By Bryan Hoch / MLB.com
The Yankees never looked back after the first four batters of the game collected a hit, taking pressure off rotation fill-in Phil Hughes, who silenced the Rangers with eight shutout innings for his third win. Alex Rodriguez had his first five-hit game since 2005, and Mark Teixeira raised his average to .273 with two hits.
Game Scores: Hughes, P 81, Harrison, M 18. HBP: Teixeira (by Benson), Blalock (by Hughes, P). Pitches-strikes:
Hughes, P 101-65, Aceves, A 8-7, Harrison, M 96-61, Benson 60-35, Madrigal 16-10. Groundouts-flyouts: Hughes, P
6-7, Aceves, A 1-1, Harrison, M 6-5, Benson 3-3, Madrigal 2-0. Batters faced: Hughes, P 29, Aceves, A 4, Harrison,
M 26, Benson 18, Madrigal 4. Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Mike Muchlinski. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 84 degrees, sunny. Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF. T: 2:35. Att: 48,914. Venue:
Globe Life Park in Arlington. May 25, 2009 May 25, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner