The Red Sox offense could hardly muster anything off of Kuroda who has only given up eight runs in his last seven starts. Kuroda surrendered only four hits, including a home run by Adrian Gonzalez. He also had four strikeouts and no walks.
Ichiro Suzuki went 3-for-4 and hit two home runs, his second and third as a Yankee. Ichiro has only seven multi-homer games in his career. The crowd at Yankee Stadium gave Ichiro a curtain call after his second home run and he acknowledged with a simple tip of the batting helmet.
Rafael Soriano pitched a scoreless ninth for his 31st save.
The Yankees fly to Chicago to take on the White Sox in a three-game series Monday.