New York Yankees defeat Chicago White Sox, 12-3

PHILADELPHIA - There's a perfect solution to the Javy Vazquez problem in the Bronx: trade him to the Mets and everyone comes away happy.

Think about it. For the Mets there's just no getting around the obvious - they're going to need another starter to parlay their hot couple of weeks into serious contention this season. They can't live with the inconsistencies of both John Maine and Oliver Perez over the long haul.

And while Vazquez is a mess mentally trying to overc...

Phil Hughes continues to have a way of making Yankee fans forget about the crisis with their fourth starter.

And Sunday, a retooled middle of the Yankee order sure made everyone forget that Alex Rodriguez wasn't in it.

With A-Rod sitting out for the first time this season amid reports of soreness in his right leg - which would refute Joe Girardi's pregame statements that it was a routine day off - the Yankees belted out 16 hits in a 12-3 drubbing of Chicago in the ru...

NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira tied a career high with four hits and Robinson Cano had a three-run homer, backing another dominant performance by Phil Hughes in the New York Yankees' 12-3 rout of the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Teixeira continued his emergence from an April slump with a two-run double and three singles that raised his average to .189. Nick Swisher added a two-run shot and Brett Gardner hit a rare homer to help the Yankees take two of three from Chicago.

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NEW YORK -- Ozzie Guillen had no idea if help was on the way soon.

What the White Sox manager was aware of after the 12-3 loss to the Yankees on Sunday was that the South Siders are 1-6-1 in series to start the 2010 campaign, with the sputtering out of the gate carrying over into May.

''We finished the [2-4] road trip the way we start -- pretty bad,'' Guillen said. ''You come to New York, you got to bring your best stuff. [Sunday] was the worst game we played as a te...