Kuroda shuts down Red Sox as Yanks win 5-1

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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.

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

  1. Robert Rufa says:

    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.

  2. hotdog says:

    I'd sign him for another year if he plans of playing in 2015…

    • I'd rather them let Kuroda walk or retire. He's been solid, but he falls apart when he goes past 80 pitches. Plus, this year's free agent starters, including James Shields, Jon Lester and Max Scherzer, would be much better options.

      • hotdog says:

        i wonder how much money they want to tie up in pitching…they have not had great success with mid to long term deals with pitchers…as with Cano, i could see the Yankees limiting their long term deals to something like 5 or possibly 6 years at most…Scherzer, 5 years $130 mil…i would imagine he'll get 7 years though even being 30+…Kuroda gives us insurance…at the rate our pitching has gone down, it wouldn't hurt to give him another contract…they'll wait to see how the free agent market behaves until offering Kuroda a contract I would imagine…

      • olie says:

        I think Yanks have to try to sign him as well as one of those free agents starters! As for the 80 pitches, they are good quality pitches!