Hughes sparkles, but Javelinas lose

Hughes flirts with no-no, but Javelinas lose

Yankees prospect Phil Hughes only allowed one hit over five innings Monday night, but the Surprise Rafters rallied after his departure to defeat his Peoria Javelinas, 5-3, on Monday night.

After giving up seven runs in 2 2/3 innings Oct. 18, Hughes bounced back in his next Arizona Fall League start, striking out eight without issuing any walks in his latest stint.

Surprise's Brian McFall (Royals) had two hits on the night, including one that broke up Hughes' no-hit bid. With two outs in the fifth, McFall smacked a groundball single to left field. He added an infield hit to short in the ninth.

Royals prospect Joe Dickerson plated two runs and Beau Mills (Indians) doubled and scored twice for the Rafters (6-17). John Whittleman (Rangers) added an RBI.

Rangers prospect Beau Jones (1-0) allowed one hit and one walk over a scoreless inning to earn the win for Surprise. John Bannister (Rangers) followed with two shutout innings, and Travis Schlichting (Dodgers) was perfect in the ninth for his first Arizona Fall League save.

Carlos Triunfel (Mariners) doubled and drove in a run on a 3-for-4 night and Kevin Russo (Yankees) and J.T. Hall (Rays) each had an RBI for the Javelinas (10-13).

Rays prospect Michael Wlodarczyk (1-2) absorbed the loss for Peoria. He allowed two unearned runs on a hit in two-thirds of an inning.

Josh Jackson is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.