Mr Consistent on the Yankees continues to be just that. Hiroki Kuroda dominated the Toronto Blue Jays yet again, improving his record to 6-2 as the Yankees stopped their two game losing streak and shut out the Jays 5-0. Kuroda allowed just two hits over his eight innings of work. His ERA is now 1.99, which is fourth in the AL.
The Yankees got the scoring started right away in the first. Brett Gardner led off with triple, and Jayson Nix walked. Robinson Cano‘s groundout brought in Gardner. Mark Buehrle hung tough and kept it at 1-0 until the Yankees chipped away again in the fifth. David Adams led off with a single. Two batters later, Austin Romine singled and Gardner followed with a walk to load the bases. Nix followed with a sac fly to make it 2-0.
The Yankees broke this one open in the seventh. Adams led off with a double, and Ichiro Suzuki followed with an infield hit. Romine followed with a double to bring home Adams. Gardner singled in Ichiro, and Nix hit his second sac fly of the game to conclude the scoring.
YGY Player Of The Game: Kuroda
Notes: Get comfortable watching Romine behind the dish for the next few days. Chris Stewart‘s MRI came back clean, but he’s going to miss a few days with a groin injury. Alberto Gonzalez is the emergency catcher. Andy Pettitte was placed on the 15 Day-DL with a strained trapezious. Vidal Nuno will take his spot in the rotation.