Hiroki Kuroda didn’t have his sharpest stuff tonight, but Ichiro Suzuki was able to save him from getting a loss, leading the Yankees to a 6-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York.
While the Yankees were down 3-0 in the second inning, Brian Roberts hit an infield single scoring Brian McCann and in the same inning, Brett Gardner hit a SAC Fly, scoring Chase Headley. In the bottom of the third, the Yankees added four more runs on home runs by Carlos Beltran (a solo shot) and a three-run home run by Ichiro Suzuki for his first home run of the year.
Hiroki Kuroda didn’t have a quality start, but he did go 5.2 innings while giving up four runs on six hits and striking out three. David Huff pitched a scoreless inning, Shawn Kelley retired a batter, Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless inning and David Robertson closed the game, pitching a scoreless ninth and notching his 26th save of the season.
– Chris Capuano will make his Yankees debut tomorrow as he will attempt to tame the Toronto Blue Jays. The Jays will send Drew Hutchison to the mound with hopes of cooling down the red-hot Yankees, who have won 7-of their last-8 games since the All-Star Break. First pitch is at 1:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES ..read more