Yankees Stay Hot, Defeat Milwaukee 5-2

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Not only has New York won 14 of their last 18 games, but the Bronx
Bombers are also expecting to get 3 All-Stars back from the DL within the next week.

It is a good time to be a Yankees fan.

In a night when New York defeated the Brewers 5-2, the organization also received positive
news about pitchers Phil Hughes and Bartolo Colon, along with Captain Derek Jeter.

Hughes pitched exceptionally well last night, going 6 1/3 innings while only giving up one
run for the Trenton Thunder, the Yankees AA-Farm team. Colon is basically done rehabbing
his injured calf and is expected to start on Saturday against the Mets. Jeter meanwhile is
continuing to show improvement from his leg injury and could be back as early as Monday.

As for the Yankee players that have been taking the field every night, things have been going
smoothly for them as well. Their victory last night secured their 6th straight series win and they
are now 10-4 in Interleague play this year. Around the majors, American League teams have
recorded 103 wins during Interleague play compared to the National League’s 99.

New York once again relied on the long ball as catcher Russell Martin smashed a 3-run homer
in the 4th inning to put his team ahead. Designated Hitter Jorge Posada added an insurance run
with a solo shot in the 6th.

“I feel good at the plate," Posada said. "My approach is better. I'm getting good pitches to hit.
My thought process is a little better, and they're falling for me."

AJ Burnett was able to keep his cool after allowing an early run in the first inning. The Burnett
of last year would have had a meltdown and allow more runs. A more controlled this season
allowed the pitcher to rebound nicely by only giving up 2 runs in 7 innings of work.

“My hook was in the zone," Burnett said. "When I needed it to bounce, it bounced. I was able
to get ahead, for the most part. I threw a lot of everything to lefties and righties. I just mixed it
real well."

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