New York Yankees defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 8-3

Phil Hughes isn't worried about innings limits anymore.

All he's concerned with now is getting himself ready for October.

The righthander took a big step in that direction Tuesday night, leading the Yankees to an 8-3 win over the Rays that put the Bombers that much closer to the American League East crown.

The Yankees hold a 2-1/2-game lead over the Rays, evening the season series between the two clubs at 8-8. The Yankees' magic number to clinch a postseason berth is...