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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 10, 2010

MLB: Hughes makes last extended spring training start

Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. Yankees fifth starter Phil Hughes allowed one run and six hits over six innings in an extended spring training intrasquad game Saturday.

It was the second and final extended spring game for Hughes, who will make his first regular season start Thursday against the Los Angeles Angels.

Hughes says he's "absolutely ready."

Hughes struck out six, throwing 56 of 84 pitches for strikes.

Gary Sanchez, a 17-year old Dominican catcher, had two of the hits both singles off Hughes.

A number of top Yankees prospects including outfielder Slade Heathcott, taken in the first round of the 2009 amateur draft played in the game.