|Wednesday, May 22|
|L 1 - 0||@ CLE|
|W 7 - 0||@ CLE|
|W 4 - 3||SEA|
|L 12 - 2||SEA|
|L 3 - 2||SEA|
|W 5 - 0||TOR|
|W 7 - 2||TOR|
|W 6 - 4||@ BAL|
|L 3 - 2||@ BAL|
|L 6 - 3||@ BAL|
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|MLB Network||@ TB|
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|MLB Network||@ TB|
Sun May 26
Mon May 27
|MLB Network||@ NYM|
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With manager Joe Girardi starting him in the leadoff spot, Granderson immediately got things going with a single off Jason Hammel. He followed with his first extra-base hit of the year, a double.
Granderson then really started to sizzle with a solo homer off Hammel in the fifth inning. He walked in his last plate appearance. Granderson went 3 for 3 with a walk and a run scored with his first HR of the year and improved his average to .269.
Kuroda (6-3), who has a 2.67 ERA, was losing 3-1 when he left in the third.
When asked if the injury had anything to do with his back, Kuroda said it did not. He is day-to-day and questionable for his next scheduled start Monday in New York against the Mets.
Kuroda had his worst outing of the season before leaving Wednesday. He had not allowed a home run in his previous two starts and had allowed one over his last four outings, but surrendered two Wednesday. In fact, entering the start he'd given up three homers all year over 58 2/3 innings.
Kuroda also allowed the first stolen base against him this season when Nate McLouth took second. Kuroda was 6-2 with a 1.99 ERA entering Wednesday.
Kuroda was hit in the calf by a line drive but remained in the game. Following Davis' single, Kuroda appeared to touch his back in discomfort. His next start is supposed to be Monday at the Mets.
Kuroda allowed two homers in his two innings. Preston Claiborne's first pitch to Matt Wieters after Kuroda departed was a three-run homer to complete the starter's line. Kuroda allowed five runs on eight hits and no walks with no strikeouts.
The 38-year-old had been New York's best starter entering Wednesday with a 1.99 ERA and 6-2 record over his first nine outings.
Granderson's second hit was his first extra-base hit of the season, a double, since returning from the disabled list.
Earlier Wednesday, Granderson and Joe Girardi discussed his struggles at the plate and said he was on the verge of getting hot. It appears they were correct.
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