Mussina Hurls Yanks Past Tribe, 5-2

39-year-old ties Hubbell with 253rd win, 41st all-time
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 28, 2008 10:38 PM CDT
New York Yankees' Hideki Matsui doubles off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Jensen Lewis to drive in the Yankees' Johnny Damon.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
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(Newser) – Mike Mussina earned his 253rd win, tying Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell on the career list, and the New York Yankees made the most of their five hits in a 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. Mussina (3-3) allowed two runs and seven hits in five innings, just long enough to catch Hubbell for 41st place.

The 39-year-old had his second consecutive solid outing after there was speculation he might lose his spot in the starting rotation. Mussina was followed by Jonathan Albaladejo, Kyle Farnsworth, Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera, who worked the ninth for his eighth save in eight tries.