Finally taking a Series from the Angels in Anaheim, the Yankees clinched a playoff birth.
Since moving to the setup role, Hughes is arguably the most important cog in a Yankees' machine that can't do anything but win.
A win in the 11th inning complete a stellar Yankees' homestand.
With Wang back on the DL, it is Alfredo Aceves — not Phil Hughes — who should be the Yankees new fifth starter.
The results from the decision to move Chien-Ming Wang into the starting rotation will be crucial upon the Yankees fortunes.