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The Yankees are back in first place after beating the Astros 9-5 yesterday behind a strong performance by Phil Hughes and another Jorge Posada grand slam. Here are some notes: The Yankees record is now 40-23, tied for the best in baseball. Posada is the first Yankee to hit Grannies in back-to-back games since Bill Dickey in 1937. Hughes improved to 9-1, but his ERA is now a season high 3.11 after a rough 4-run sixth inning. The Hughes Rules are on their way, but the Yankees aren’t revealing the plan yet. Former 2nd-round draft pick Chad Huffman made his major league debut going 1-for-4 with a walk. The Yankees hope Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup by Tuesday when they take on the Phillies. Alfredo Aceves threw on flat ground yesterday at about 60 percent effort. He said ev ...

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