Mark Buehrle vs Hiroki Kuroda Tilt Ends in New York 5-3 Win
Toronto dropped a 5-3 decision at Yankee Stadium on Thursday as New York legged out a win behind winning pitcher Hiroki Kuroda.
New York was favored by -134 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Hiroki Kuroda earned the victory for the Yankees, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 6 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Robinson Cano in the win.
Toronto got a 5 1/3-inning outing from Mark Buehrle in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 0 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Brett Lawrie had 2 hits in the loss for the Blue Jays.
The battle of the bats favored New York as they had 9 hits, while Toronto only had 7.
Mariano Rivera pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.