Yankees improve to 8-1 against the Blue Jays this season


The Yankees were rained out on Sunday, but continued their dominance over the Blue Jays by beating them Friday and Saturday to improve to 8-1 against them so far this season.

FRIDAY (5-0 win)

As the Yankees have done so many times this year they won Friday on timely hitting and strong pitching. This time it was Hiroki Kuroda who shutout the Jays over eight innings. His line 8 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 0 HR. His ERA has shrank to 1.99 on the season.

The Yankees got a run in the first and another in the fifth, but broke it open with a three run seventh. Austin Romine got the big hit that inning, a RBI-double before Brett Gardner and Jayson Nix drove in two more to chase Mark Buehrle.

SATURDAY (7-2 win)

Robinson Cano went 0-for-4 Friday night, but came on strong Saturday with a pair of homers and four RBI’s to power the Yankees. Travis Hafner, playing in his first game back since his shoulder injury, also homered as the Yankees broke out with a seven-run performance.

The Yankees got yet another strong pitching performance, but this time it was from an unlikely source as David Phelps pitched what could have been the best game of his life — 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 8 K, 0 HR.

SUNDAY (rained out)

They called Sunday’s game early as it was expected to rain all day. CC Sabathia was supposed to start and instead he’ll start on Monday. Vidal Nuno, in the rotation to replace an injured Andy Pettitte, will have his start skipped.

Photo credit: (May 17, 2013 – Source: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images North America).

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