The Yankees search for consistency continues. They’ve lacked it in the rotation, they’ve lacked it in the lineup and tonight neither was working in an ugly 8-1 loss to the Blue Jays. The Yankees went 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position, one night after going 1-for-9 in those pivotal at-bats. Hiroki Kuroda allowed seven runs in five innings, the most runs he’d allowed all season. Kuroda got through the first inning with no problem — the first had been his worst inning this season — but the Blue Jays went on to hit four home runs in the game, three of them off Kuroda. Their first six runs came with two outs. The Yankees only run came on a two-out RBI single by Mark Teixeira, one of just three Yankees hits.
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