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The New York Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays by the score of 5-0 on Friday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees and was great. David Adams and Austin Romine led the offense with a couple of hits each.
Kuroda pitched eight shutout innings giving up two hits and one walk with five strikeouts. Kuroda is now 6-2 with a 1.99 ERA on the season. Preston Claiborne pitched an inning giving up no runs and two hits with a strikeout.
Brett Gardner had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Jayson Nix had two RBI and drew two walks and Robinson Cano had an RBI. Lyle Overbay had a hit, Adams had two hits and Ichiro Suzuki had a hit. Romine had two hits and an RBI. Adams and Romine each hit a double and Gardner hit a triple. The Yankees were 3-9 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. Nix had a stolen base and Kuroda had a pickoff.
Mark Buehrle pitched six innings giving up six hits and five runs with three walks and four strikeouts. Buehrle lost his third game of the season. Aaron Loup pitched an inning giving up a hit and Esmil Rogers pitched an inning giving up a hit and striking out two batters.
Melky Cabrera had two hits, Edwin Encarnacion had two hits and Kawasaki drew a walk. Cabrera and Encarnacion hit a double and the Blue Jays were 0-4 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base. Kawasaki was picked off.
In the first inning Gardner led off with a triple and scored on a Cano RBI groundout. In the fifth Nix hit a sacrifice fly to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In the seventh Romine hit an RBI double, Gardner hit an RBI single and Nix hit a sacrifice fly to make it 5-0 which was the final score.
The Yankees improved their record to 26-16 and the Jays record fell to 17-25. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Saturday afternoon.