Yankees-Red Sox Final Score: Kuroda Pitches Gem As Yankees Win, 4-1

Hiroki Kuroda continued his strong pitching on Sunday as the New York Yankees as he pitched eight one-run innings in 4-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

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.

Derek Jeter went 3-for-4 and scored two runs. He now has 3,247 hits, one shy of Nap Lajoie for 12th all time. He is also sitting at 1,840 runs, one shy of Craig Biggio for 13th all time.

The win kept the Yankees ahead of the Tampa Rays and Baltimore Orioles by 4.5 and 5.5 games (respectively) as both teams won their Sunday match-ups.

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.

For more on the Yankees, please be sure to check out our blog Pinstripe Alley and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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