The Yankees still have plenty of games to play before they are whole again, before Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson take their places in the lineup.

But 11 games into the season, as the Yankees take a day off before interleague play, they have at least shrugged off their worrisome start.

A brilliant performance from Hiroki Kuroda and a three-run fifth inning sparked by some unlikely candidates helped give the Yankees their fifth win in six games, a 3-0 victory over the Orioles on another brisk night in The Bronx.

“These guys know how to win,” Vernon Wells said. “Even though this isn’t the team people are used to seeing, there are enough people on this team who still can figure out how to turn things around.”

Kuroda was the main reason the Yankees (6-5) got back over .500.

After a Shane Victorino line off his right middle finger forced him from his first start against the Red Sox in the second inning and a lack of command limited him to 5 1/3 innings in a win in Cleveland, Kuroda was at his best last night.

He pitched his fifth career complete-game shutout and first since last Aug. 14. Kuroda struck out five and didn’t walk a batter, while not allowing a runner to reach second base until the ninth.

“He was fun to watch,” said Brett Gardner, who produced the biggest hit of the night, a two-run blast off Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen in the fifth that hit high off the right-field foul pole.

The inning was set up by singles by Brennan Boesch and Francisco Cervelli, part of another lineup variation against the lefty Chen.

The hot-hitting Wells was moved up to second, with Robinson Cano back in the three-spot, right-handed Ben Francisco as the DH and another left-handed bat, Boesch, filling in for Ichiro Suzuki.