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Starters dazzle in Detroit but Yanks only earn a split

<p>What we saw last night:</p>

1 Finally a positive — Javier Vazquez failed to pick up his first win of the season in Game 1 of yesterday’s doubleheader, but his final line of two runs, five hits, seven strikeouts and two walks in seven innings represents significant progress. Pitching for the first time since May 1 following two intense bullpen sessions, Vazquez produced his finest outing of his six starts. “I was throwing strikes and staying aggressive,” Vazquez said. “We lost the game, but it was a big step forward for me.”



2 Best of the bunch — Phil Hughes continued his storybook start, improving to 5-0 with a 1.40 ERA. The young right-hander recorded eight strikeouts and allowed just four hits in 62/3 scoreless innings in Game 2. Mark Teixeira led the offense with three RBIs, as the Yanks scored six in the top of the ninth.

 
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