Hiroki Kuroda (4-3) allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 2/3
innings to win on the road for the first time since July 25. The
right-hander was 0-7 over his last 11 away starts before being
staked to a 7-0 lead. The victory was finished up by David
Robertson, who recorded the final four outs – all by strikeout – in
a non-save situation.
Kolten Wong had a career-best four hits for the Cardinals, who lost
for just the fourth time in 14 games. Matt Carpenter, Daniel
Descalso and Yadier Molina each had two hits for St. Louis.
Ellsbury smacked a single to right field off Shelby Miller (6-4) to
drive in the first run in New York’s four-run third inning. John
Ryan Murphy added a two-run single and Ichiro Suzuki drove in
another with a fielder’s choice.
The Yankees tacked on three more runs in the fourth as Ellsbury
delivered a two-run single before scoring on Brian McCann’s base
hit. St. Louis received an RBI single from Descalso in the fourth, a
run-scoring groundout from Allen Craig in the fifth, an RBI double
from Carpenter in the sixth and Wong’s run-scoring single in the
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GAME NOTEBOOK: New York 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) sat out all three
games of the series and is slated to meet with his surgeon on
Thursday’s off-day. … Cardinals 1B Matt Adams was held out of the
starting lineup due to tightness in his left calf before striking
out as a pinch hitter with two on in the ninth. … Yankees SS Brendan
Ryan went 2-for-4 while starting for Derek Jeter, who was given the
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