Hughes' quest more vital than DJ's 3K

Derek's 3,000th will be momentous, but Phil's journey more important to Yanks' season

Updated: July 7, 2011, 2:43 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

CLEVELAND -- The story of Wednesday night's New York Yankees game can be summed up in one declarative sentence: Derek Jeter is still looking for his 3,000th hit and Phil Hughes is still looking for his first win.

And the odds are Jeter will reach his goal before Hughes reaches his. The Yankees lost to the Indians, 5-3, and the only real positive to come out of it is that Jeter got another hit, a line-drive double that sailed over the right fielder's head in the eighth inning to move within ...

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