Friday, June 8, 2012
Hiroki Kuroda’s Subway Series debut was an overwhelming success, as the first-year Yankees hurler carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and defeated the Mets, 9-1, on Friday at Yankee Stadium.
Backing Kuroda’s one-hit effort, Robinson Cano slugged a pair of two-run homers and the Yankees connected for three consecutive blasts off Johan Santana, who followed his historic no-hitter with a forgettable outing that saw him tie his career high in home runs allowed.
Cano, Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones all cleared the outfield walls off Santana in a four-run third inning as the Yankees breezed to their 50th all-time Subway Series victory over the Mets, spanning 85 contests since Interleague Play began in 1997.
Well, that was about as good as you could expect. Although hopefully Kuroda is not hurt. Knowing the Yankees, he’ll go on the DL with a sore foot and miss the rest of 2012 rehabbing.
Three of the other four teams in the AL East lost, so the Yankees gain ground on all of them (Toronto is being quite pesky). They are now tied in the loss column for first place in the AL East. All in all, a good night (I wouldn’t mind Jeter perhaps getting a hit soon, though).
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