Game 153 Quick Recap: NYY 5 TOR 3

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.

Decent collective effort from the bullpen to preserve the lead.  Josh Outman didn't get an out, Esmil Rogers got 2, and Adam Warren struck out 3 in a perfect 5-out save.

Game Notes:

- 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.