NEW YORK, May 22 (UPI) -- Phil Hughes tossed six innings and the Yankees bullpen then took over Tuesday to preserve New York's 3-2 comeback win over Kansas City.
Hughes (4-5) was touched for a pair of runs on five hits, striking out seven and walking two.
New York evened its three-game series with the win.
Kansas City's Luke Hochevar (3-5) yielded three runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander fanned eight.
Jeff Francoeur went 2-for-4 with a solo homer for the Royals.