|Yankees rookie Hughes leaves game with no-hitter because of injury|
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|Tuesday, 01 May 2007 16:47|
He was replaced by Mike Myers, who got through the seventh without allowing a hit before giving up a leadoff double in the eighth to Hank Blalock.
Hughes winced and grabbed his left thigh after throwing an 0-2 breaking ball to Mark Teixeira with one out in the seventh. It was Hughes' 83rd pitch of the game.
Yankees manager Joe Torre, pitching coach Ron Guidry and a trainer came out to the mound to check on Hughes, who was removed from the game. The nature of the injury wasn't immediately known.
The 20-year-old Hughes, considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, walked three and struck out six in his second major league start. He left with a 9-0 lead.
Hughes was called up from Triple-A Scranton to fill a spot in New York's injury-depleted rotation. Mike Mussina (hamstring), Carl Pavano (forearm) and Jeff Karstens (broken right leg) are on the disabled list. Chien-Ming Wang also missed the first three weeks of the season with a hamstring injury.