The Yankees crushed Santana and take first game from Mets 9-1 behind a barrage of homers and superb pitching from Kuroda. Santana simply didn’t have it tonight as he pitched 5.0 innings, allowed 7 hits and 4 homers. It was 6-0 after the 3rd inning. Cano blasted 2 two-run homers, one came in the 2nd inning and the other in the front end of a back-to-back-to-back homer bashing with two outs in the 3rd. Swisher and Jones were the other participants in the assault. That’s all they really needed as Kuroda had another one of those sharp starts, pitching 7.0 innings, allowing ONLY one hit and striking out seven. He actually had a no-hitter going into the 6th. inning. The Yanks take game one of the June Subway 9-1. The the rest of the majors were also featuring inter league matches between American and National league rivals. Let’s go Yankees!
NEW YORK — 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.
Santana may have captured the city’s attention with his no-hitter one week prior over the Cardinals, the first in Mets history, but it was Kuroda who had a sellout crowd on the edge of their seats on a pleasant early summer Bronx evening……Read More
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Kuroda’s great performance: