Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Yankees get blown out in Toronto as Kuroda still searches for a road win

NThe New York Yankees were defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 8-1 on Wednesday night. Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees and was bad. Kyle Drabeck started for the Blue Jays and was very good. The Yankees offense was only able to produce three hits. Edwin Encarnacion and J.P. Arencebia were the offensive stars for the Blue Jays. 
Kuroda pitched five innings giving up eight hits and seven runs with two walks and six strikeouts. He took his fifth loss of the season and hasn’t won on the road yet. Clay Rapada pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up a hit and a run with a strikeout and Cody Eppley pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up two hits with a strikeout.

Drabek won his third game of the season. He pitched seven innings giving up three hits and a run with four walks and five strikeouts. Luis Perez pitched an inning with two walks and two strikeouts. Francisco Cordero pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.

Robinson Cano had a hit and drew a walk, Alex Rodriguez drew a walk and Mark Teixeira had a hit, RBI an drew a walk. Raul Ibanez had a hit, Eric Chavez drew a walk and Russell Martin drew a walk. Jayson Nix drew a walk and Cano had a double. The Yankees were 1-8 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.

Kelly Johnson had two hits and two RBI for the Blue Jays. Eric Thames had a hit, Jose Bautista had a hit, RBI and drew a walk and Encarnacion had three hits and three RBI. Arencebia had three hits and two RBI, Adam Lind had a hit and Omar Vizquel drew a walk. Thames and Arencebia each had a double. Arencebia, Encarnacion, Bautista and Johnson each had a homerun. The Blue Jays were 3-6 with four men on base. Lawrie had a stolen base.

In the second inning Arencebia hit a two run homerun. It was 2-0 Blue Jays. Encarnacion hit a three run homerun in the third to make it 5-0 Blue Jays. In the fourth Johnson hit an RBI single and it was 6-0 Blue Jays. Bautista hit a solo homerun in the fifth to make it 7-0. The Yankees finally got on the board in the sixth on an RBI single by Teixeira. The final run of the game came on a Johnson solo homerun in the seventh inning to make it 8-1.

The Yankees have now lost two straight games. The Yankees record is now 20-17 and the Blue Jays record is 20-18. The two teams will complete their brief two game series on Thursday night. Phil Hughes will make the start for the Yankees. The Yankees will try and finish their four game road trip with a record of 2-2 and then return home to play a six game homestand.

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