Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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NEW YORK -- Only a few innings in, the question for Johan Santana became not how many hits he would give up, but how many home runs. Robinson Cano homered twice, and combined with Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones for three straight homers in the third inning as the New York Yankees thrashed Santana and the New York Mets, 9-1, Friday night at Yankee Stadium. To further humble Santana and his teammates, who were attempting to take the glow of last week's no-hitter into the Subway Series opener, Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda looked like he might just pull off his own no-hitter. While Kuroda lost his bid in the sixth inning on a double by Omar Quintanilla, the Yankees finished with a two-hitter. Cody Eppley pitched a hitless inning before Lucas Duda doubled in a run off Ryota Igarashi in the ninth to follow Kuroda's seven shutout innings. The Yankees bashed Santana in his first start since last Friday's no-no, scoring six runs on seven hits in five innings and leaving him stunned b...
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