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Kuroda, Yankees blank Jays

8:50 PM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
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Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Hiroki Kuroda shut down a red-hot Toronto lineup, and the New York Yankees continued their home mastery of the Blue Jays with a 5-0 triumph in the opener of a three-game set.

Toronto had racked up 33 runs in the last three victories of a season-high four-game win streak it brought into Friday's showdown, but mustered a mere two hits and three baserunners in Kuroda's (6-2) eight innings of work.

The veteran righty added five strikeouts in leading New York to its eighth straight win over the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium, where Toronto is a brutal 3-19 over its last 22 visits.

David Adams, Brett Gardner and Austin Romine backed Kuroda by collecting two hits apiece, with Adams scoring twice and Gardner and Romine driving in a run. Jayson Nix added a pair of sacrifice flies to help the Yankees bounce back from consecutive home losses to Seattle in their previous series.

Mark Buehrle (1-3) was charged with all five runs allowed in six-plus innings for Toronto, with Melky Cabrera and Edwin Encarnacion accounting for all four of the Blue Jays' hits on the evening.

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