Hiroki Kuroda pitched four-hit ball, Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer in a four-run first inning and the New York Yankees completed a thorough sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 6-0, rain-shortened victory Wednesday.
The game was called after a 58-minute rain delay before the Yankees could come to bat in the seventh.
Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones each had run-scoring hits in the first, and Dewayne Wise had two RBIs in a rare start for New York. The Yankees handed Ricky Romero his career-worst fifth straight loss and beat Toronto for the eighth straight time in the Bronx.
The Blue Jays not only are leaving town two games under .500 for the first time this season, they will be limping into Boston with two injuries. Brett Lawrie bruised his right calf flipping over a railing trying to catch a foul pop in the third inning. All-Star slugger Jose Bautista strained his wrist on a swing Monday night and was put on the 15-day disabled list.
Lawrie slammed his right leg onto an unpadd...