The Yankees had the chance to take the series against the St. Louis Cardinals along with having a winning road trip record. With Jacoby Ellsbury‘s three hits, the Yankees were able to propel themselves past the Cards with a 7-4 victory at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Yankees had their big inning in the third when Jacoby Ellsbury hit a RBI single, John Ryan Murphy hit a two-run single and Ichiro Suzuki grounding into a force out. The Yankees offense wasn’t done quite yet as they tacked on three more runs in the fourth inning. Ellsbury had a two-run single and Brian McCann had an RBI to give the Yankees seven runs.
Hiroki Kuroda wasn’t vintage Kuroda, but he succeeded in not giving the lead up. Kuroda went 5.2 innings, giving up three runs on nine hits with three strikeouts. Matt Thornton came in the game but was unable to get his runner which prompted Girardi to bring in Dellin Betances. One pitch later from Betances, the Yankees were out of the inning. Adam Warren gave up a run on a hit while David Robertson got the final four outs of the game.
– The Yankees have the off-day tomorrow but they’ll be right back at it on Friday night as they prepare to face the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a three game set at Yankee Stadium. Vidal Nuno will take the mound for the Yankees and Ricky Nolasco will take the mound for the Twins. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.