Kuroda gives Yankees the sweep in 6-0 rain shorted victory
When the Yankees started their game 45 minutes late, all eyes were on Hiroki Kuroda to see if the rain delay was going to slow him down. In the end, Kuroda looked victorious as the Yankees swept the Blue Jays 6-0 in a 7 inning game.
The Yankees started their run scoring bargade with a Derek Jeter double in the 1st inning, followed by an RBI single by Nick Swisher and a 2 run homer by Mark Teixeira (it was also Mark Teixeirs figurine day at the stadium). Andruw Jones scored the 4th run in the first which plated Robinson Cano. In the bottom of the 4th inning, Dewayne Wise hit a ground rule double which scored Jayson Nix, but Wise and Nix weren’t done scoring runs. In the 6th inning Wise singled and scored Nix for a second time which equaled the 6 runs for the Yankees.
Kuroda pitched 7 innings of shutout baseball and earned the win after the game was cut short due to a rain delay.
– Robinson Cano has a 21 game hit streak which is the longest active hit-streak in the majors.
– No news on Brett Gardner and his MRI results.
– Mariano Rivera went to the New York Stock Exchange and rang the opening and closing bell.
The Yankees now head to the West Coast where they will play 4 games vs. Oakland (I won’t cover the series until Sunday which is an afternoon game) and 3 vs. Seattle.