It didn’t always feel like a winning road trip, but that’s exactly what this nine-game journey through middle American turned out to be. With tonight’s 7-4 win against the Cardinals, the Yankees took two of three in St. Louis and went 5-4 on the trip. They’ll have an off day tomorrow before returning to Yankee Stadium on Friday. The Yankees lineup had just one extra-base hit, but five straight reached base in a four-run third inning, they had three straight hits in a three-run fourth. Jacoby Ellsbury finished with three hits and drove in three runs, the starting infielders had two hits apiece, John Ryan Murphy had two RBI in his first career start as the No. 5 hitter, and Brian McCann played an error-free game in his first career start at first base. Hiroki Kuroda allowed nine hits, but he didn’t walk anyone. Three runs through 5.2 innings was good enough for his first road win since July 25, 2013, breaking a string of 11 winless starts away from Yankee Stadium.
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