Sunday, May 27, 2012
Victories haven’t appeared with the frequency that Hiroki Kuroda and the Yankees expected this season, but if the right-hander keeps pitching like he did on Sunday, that shouldn’t be an issue.
Kuroda blanked the Athletics to pick up his first road victory of the season as the Yankees posted a 2-0 win, completing a series sweep at O.co Coliseum.
“I hadn’t had a win in a long time,” said Kuroda, who picked up a victory for the first time in three starts. “I was relieved that I was finally able to get that.”
Andruw Jones homered and Mark Teixeira doubled home a run to provide the offense, and Rafael Soriano pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his fifth save as the Yankees squeezed out a tight victory to extend their season-high winning streak to five games.
Kuroda was excellent today. It was the Oakland Athletics, though, but still, good to see. Has Kuroda had a no decision yet this season?
Big series coming up against the Angels.