• Dominant Kuroda leads Yanks to series win

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Aug 17, 2014
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi left Kuroda in the game, and he got the next two batters to ground out. Hiroki Kuroda retired 17 straight batters to highlight a dominant outing and Brett Gardner drove in two runs as the Yankees completed their road trip with a 4-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field. Joyce broke that up with a seventh-inning double and scored on Longoria's single, but Kuroda recovered to get the next two outs and Shawn Kelley struck out pinch-hitter Brandon Guyer swinging on a high fastball to strand the go-ahead run on base. ST. The Yankees won their second straight game by beating the Tampa Bay Rays, 4-2, on Sunday behind the strong pitching of Hiroki Kuroda and relievers Shawn Kelley, Dellin Betances and David Robertson. Shut out here on Friday, the Yankees had lost five in a row before getting a dramatic win Saturday and a solid all-around effort Sunday, which will send them back home hopeful that they can get back into the thick of the American League wild-card race.
    Source: MLB.com
    • Yankees 4, Rays 2: Thanks to Pitchers, Yankees Finish Trip on an Upbeat Note

      Hiroki Kuroda had one of his most impressive starts in weeks, allowing two runs and four hits over six and two-thirds innings and setting down 17 batters in a row in one stretch.
      Source: nytimes.com

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