Kuroda shuts down Red Sox as Yanks win 5-1 5


In a night where the Yankees needed to take a game from the Boston Red Sox, Hiroki Kuroda had a stellar outing and Brian McCann went 4-for-4 as the Yanks defeated the Red Sox 5-1 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.

The Yankees quickly got on the board in the second inning on a Brian McCann two-run shot. In the fifth inning, Jacoby Ellsbury hit a sacrifice fly and in the seventh Brett Gardner had an RBI single followed by a McCann RBI single.

Hiroki Kuroda had one of his best starts of the season, going seven innings while giving up one run on four hits and striking out eight. Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless eighth and David Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth.

What’s Next?

— The Yankees will try to take the rubber match of this series against Boston and they’ll send the former Red Sox Chris Capuano to the mound. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.

5 thoughts on “Kuroda shuts down Red Sox as Yanks win 5-1

  • Robert Rufa

    Kuroda pitched better than his 10-8 record suggests this year, thanks to poor offensive support, but I guess the same can be said about most of the pitching staff.

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