Hiroki Kuroda pitched four-hit ball, Mark Teixeira hit a two-run homer in a four-run first inning and the New York Yankees completed a thorough sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays with a 6-0, rain-shortened victory Wednesday.

The game was called after a 58-minute rain delay before the Yankees could come to bat in the seventh.

Nick Swisher and Andruw Jones each had run-scoring hits in the first, and Dewayne Wise had two RBIs in a rare start for New York.

The Yankees handed Ricky Romero (8-6) his career-worst fifth straight loss and beat Toronto for the eighth straight time in the Bronx.

Kuroda (9-7) allowed a single hit in each of the second, fifth, sixth and seventh innings.

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