Hughes shows off his All-Star stuff

Righty wins battle of young guns, should return home to SoCal as one of MLB's best

Updated: June 19, 2010, 8:47 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Phil Hughes has it all working right now, even his sense of humor. He gave up two home runs to Jose Reyes in the first three innings Saturday before striking out Reyes in the fifth.

What was the adjustment?

"I didn't give him a fastball right down the middle," said a smiling Hughes after improving to 10-1 by besting Mike Pelfrey and the Mets, 5-3, to end the Yankees' three-game losing streak on a gorgeous Saturday in the Bronx.

Hughes, who turns 24 on Thursday, ...

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