Hiroki Kuroda pitched seven shutout innings and Mark Teixeira hit a two-run home run as the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 in a rain-shortened contest to complete a sweep of their three-game series.
Teixeira’s 19th home run of the season gave New York a 3-0 first-inning lead yesterday at Yankee Stadium, where the game was delayed an hour and 49 minutes and later halted after seven innings because of rain.
The Yankees have scored at least three runs in 42 straight games, the longest streak in Major League Baseball since the 1994 Cleveland Indians did it in 48 consecutive games.
The Yankees have won nine of their past 11 games and improved their MLB-best record to 57-34.
The New York Mets fell to the Washington Nationals 4-3 as their season-high losing skid hit six games.
Jordan Zimmerman pitched six scoreless innings yesterday and Adam LaRoche hit a two-run homer for the Nationals, who have the best record in the National League at 53-36.
The Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 10-1 behind a pair of three-run homers by Cody Ross, while the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Matt Kemp’s two-run home run in the bottom of the 12th inning.