Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Kuroda Dominant in 5-1 Win Over Red Sox

Hiroki Kuroda threw 7 innings of one-run ball and Brian McCann went 4-for-4 with 3 RBIs tonight as the Yankees bounced back nicely from yesterday's embrassment with a 5-1 win over the Red Sox. 

In those 7 frames, Kuroda, a man notorious for struggling at this time of the year, really did look great, surrendering just four hits while walking none and striking out eight.

Still, since Boston's Anthony Ranaudo, a 24-year-old rookie from New Jersey, only allowed a two-run home run to the aforementioned McCann and a sac fly to Jacoby Ellsbury during his 5 1/3 innings the contest stayed close until the bottom of the seventh, when a pair of RBI Singles off Alex Wilson put things out of reach. 

No, those singles, which came off the bats of McCann and Brett Gardner, weren't necessarily amazing, but since they did make it 5-1 to take the pressure off the corresponding relievers they were definitely huge, even if McCann's was slightly tainted by Carlos Beltran getting thrown out. 

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