Another game, another vintage 2-hit night for Jeter, and another Yankee win. They took their second in a row against the Jays and their third overall. It wasn't a pleasant start for Hiroki Kuroda. He gave up a double and a 2-run home run in the first 3 batters of the game to put the Yanks in a quick hole. He rebounded from there to turn in a pretty good start, however, tossing 6.2 innings of 3-run ball. The other run was unearned, he struck out 7, and walked none. Another textbook Hirok start.
The Yankee offense began chipping away at the deficit immediately, scoring a run in the bottom of the 1st on a Jacoby Ellsbury leadoff double and a Brian McCann RBI single. They took the lead in the 3rd on a 2-run homer by Ellsbury, and got their insurance cushion in the 4th when Ellsbury grounded out with the bases loaded to score a run and Jose Reyes threw the ball away to score another.
- Big night for Ellsbury. 2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI. As hurt as he may be, he keeps plugging away.
- Carlos Beltran was back in the lineup, hitting 5th as the DH. He went 0-4 with 2 strikeouts.
- Brett Gardner did the same hitting 6th. He's down to a .257 batting average on the year and really looks bad. I'd think about sitting him down if I were Joe.
- That's 5 hits in the last 3 games for Derek Jeter after his 0-28. He has back-to-back multi-hit games for the first time since July 28th-29th.