Blue Jays Rout Yankees 8-1
The Blue Jays (20-18) hammered the Yankees (20-17) on Wednesday night 8-1, Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda got pounded for seven runs on eight hits in his five innings of work making costly mistakes along the way giving up three home runs. The loss dropped Kuroda to 3-5.
The Blue Jays got on the board in the second inning when J.C. Arencibia hit a two run homer, his fourth putting the Jays up 2-0. Arencibia finished the game 3-4 with 2 runs scored. In the third inning Edwin Encarnacion hit a three run home run to straight away center putting the Blue Jays up 5-0. Encarnacion now has 13 home runs and 34 RBI this season. A Kelly Johnson RBI single in the fourth put the Jays up 6-0. Jose Bautista tagged Kuroda in the sixth inning, second deck blast to left field, his ninth. In the seventh the Jays would hit their fourth home run of the night; a Kelly Johnson hit a solo shot off of Clay Rapada.
Blue Jays starter Kyle Drabek was strong in his outing. Drabek pitched seven innings, gave up three hits and one run. The Yankees managed a total of three base hits; however two of those were career milestones.
Robinson Cano’s double in the sixth inning was the 300th of his career. Following Cano’s double, Mark Teixeira drove him in with an RBI single. It was Teixeira’s 1500th career base hit.
The Yankees will play the Blue Jays again tomorrow. Phil Hughes (3-4 5.50) starts for the Yankees, Drew Hutchison (2-1 5.53) for the Blue Jays. Pregame starts at 6:30, first pitch at 7:07 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.