Who needs offense when you have Hiroki Kuroda?
The Yankees' best pitcher delivered another brilliant performance shutting out the Rangers over seven innings to lead the Bombers to a 2-0 win on a steamy afternoon in Arlington.
Kuroda held Texas to six hits and one walk striking out three to earn a split of the four-game series and finish the Yankees' seven-game road trip on a high note. It marks the sixth time this season that Kuroda has fired at least seven shutout innings.

Brent Lillibridge who had the game-winning hit Wednesday night had the go-ahead RBI on Thursday with a run-scoring double against Derek Holland in the sixth to snap the scoreless tie.
Holland who threw a two-hit shutout against the Yankees on June 27 in the Bronx allowed one run on eight hits and one walk striking out two over 7 1/3 innings.
"He's a talented pitcher" Joe Girardi said before the game. "When he's living on the edges he's going to be extremely tough."
Holland's effort wasn't enough to outduel Kuroda who delivered the type of dominant shutdown performance the Yankees needed in order to avoid a 2-5 road trip.