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18 Hiroki Kuroda SP
Height/Weight: 6-1/205 | Birthdate: 2/10/1975 | Birthplace: Osaka, Japan | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $15,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 74/44 | Average Draft Position: 161.71
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Hiroki Kuroda fans nine in final start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda struck out nine and went eight innings strong in his final start of the season on Thursday at home against Baltimore.

Kuroda allowed home runs to Nick Markakis and Alejandro De Aza in the opening frame before settling down. He permitted two runs on three hits and no walks in a 6-5 victory. Of his 95 pitches, 68 were strikes.

Over his final three starts of the season covering 21 2/3 innings, Kuroda allowed five earned runs. He finishes his 2014 campaign 11-9 with a 3.71 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 32 starts (199 innings).


Hiroki Kuroda picks up the win Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda turned in a strong start Friday against the Blue Jays.

Kuroda allowed three runs, two earned, on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and did not issue any walks during the outing. Kuroda got himself in trouble during the first inning. After a leadoff double, Kuroda gave up a two-run blast against Edwin Encarnacion. He would settle in over the next three innings, but allowed another run in the fifth. After a throwing error put a runner on third, Kuroda gave up a run-scoring groundout. Since the run scored due to the error, it was unearned.

With the win, Kuroda improved to 11-9. He’ll take on the Orioles in his next start. 


Hiroki Kuroda's strong effort wasted


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was in position for his 11th win after allowing one run over seven innings Sunday night, but the bullpen coughed up the lead in a 3-2 loss to Baltimore. Kuroda struck out six, walked none and allowed five hits.

Having lowered his ERA to 3.81, Kuroda will take on the Blue Jays at home Friday.


Hiroki Kuroda chased in fourth inning of loss vs. Rays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda took a loss Tuesday, allowing four earned runs on nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Rays.

Kuroda (10-9) surrendered a solo home run in the second inning, and the Rays were able to push two more runs across in the third. The starter was removed after a third straight single with one out brought a run home in the fourth inning. Kuroda owns a 3.91 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 125:35 K:BB ratio in 177 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Orioles Sunday.


Hiroki Kuroda tosses strong start Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda tossed a strong start Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Kuroda allowed one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out eight and did not issue any walks. Kuroda was excellent to begin the game, tossing five scoreless frames. He gave up his only run in the sixth. After hitting Jemile Weeks with a pitch, Kuroda gave up an RBI double to Brock Holt. He was able to escape the inning without giving up any additional runs. Kuroda went on to pitch a scoreless seventh, but was pulled to start the eighth.

With the win, Kuroda improved to 10-8. He’ll take on the Rays in his next start. 


Offense, bullpen let Hiroki Kuroda down in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was at the top of his game Thursday against the Tigers, but did not get much help as he was forced to settle for a no-decision in a 3-2 loss.

Kuroda limited the Tigers to two runs over seven strong innings of work, but had to settle for a no-decision as the offense failed to back him up. He scattered four hits and a walk over his seven innings of work, while striking out four batters in the no-decision.

Kuroda is just 2-2 over his last six starts, despite allowing three or fewer earned runs in each start. He carried a 3.88 ERA and 9-8 record into his next start, set for Wednesday against the Red Sox. 


Hiroki Kuroda rolls to ninth win by limiting White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) The steady production of Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda continued Saturday against the White Sox.

Kuroda managed his sixth quality start in the last eight outings by holding Chicago to just two runs on five hits in six innings. He walked two and fanned six.

It didn't look pretty in the first two innings when Kuroda gave up three doubles, including one to Aramis Ramirez that drove in the first run of the game. But Kuroda settled down to retire 10 of the next 12 batters he faced.

Kuroda is set to start again Thursday in Detroit.


Hiroki Kuroda turns in quality start vs. Rays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda put together a quality start Sunday against the Rays, improving to 8-8 on the season. The right-hander permitted two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out one over 6 2/3 innings of a 4-2 victory.

Kuroda has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last three starts. He owns a 3.97 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP over 25 starts (154 innings). His next start will come Saturday against the White Sox.

Yankees announce rotation after rainout, skip Hiroki Kuroda


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) The Yankees will skip Hiroki Kuroda's next turn in the rotatio in order to give the pitcher some extra rest.

In the wake of Tuesday's postponement, the team announced that Michael Pineda would remain Wednesday's scheduled starter, with Brandon McCarthy due to pitch Friday, Shane Greene set for Saturday and Chris Capuano, who drew the start Monday, getting the call Sunday.


Control problems send Hiroki Kuroda to loss Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Control problems plagued Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda during a 4-1 loss Sunday against the Indians. The right-hander allowed three runs on five hits and a season-high four walks, while striking out three in 4 2/3 innings.

Kuroda (7-8) fell behind early as Michael Brantley had a one-out RBI single in the first inning. Brantley came back with a sac fly in the third inning to give Cleveland a 2-0 lead.

Kuroda was then chased from the game when he issued a bases-loaded walk in the fifth inning. Kuroda issued his first bases-loaded walk since he was a major league rookie in 2008, according to STATS.

Coming into Sunday, Kuroda had issued more than two walks just twice in 23 starts. He is winless over his last three starts. He will be back on the hill Saturday at Tampa Bay.


Hiroki Kuroda surrenders three runs vs. Tigers Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/5/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda didn't factor in the decision Tuesday, giving up three earned runs on six hits in seven innings and striking out five in his team's 4-3, 12-inning loss to the Tigers.

Kuroda gave up a run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning but took a 3-1 lead into the sixth, when he surrendered a solo home run. The starter gave up another run one inning later to tie the game. Kuroda owns a 3.97 ERA and 98:27 K:BB ratio in 142 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Indians Sunday.


Hiroki Kuroda gives up three runs in loss vs. Rangers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda took a loss Wednesday, surrendering three earned runs on nine hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out four in his team's 3-2 defeat against the Rangers.

Kuroda (7-7) gave up all three runs on five hits in the bottom of the first inning and settled down for the remainder of the start, but his offense couldn't overcome the deficit. He owns a 3.98 ERA and 93:27 K:BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings. Kuroda is scheduled to face the Tigers Tuesday.


Hiroki Kuroda struggles, but wins, Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda turned in a below-average start Friday against the Blue Jays.

Kuroda allowed four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked one during the outing. Home runs proved to be a big problem for Kuroda. After putting the first two batters on to begin the game, Kuroda fell behind to Jose Bautista. On a 3-0 pitch, he gave up a three-run homer. Bautista struck again in the third inning, hitting a solo shot. 

The Yankees scored early and often, which actually gave Kuroda the win. He improved to 7-6 on the year. His next start will come against the Rangers. 


Hiroki Kuroda stays sharp in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was unable to factor into the decision Sunday afternoon at home against the Reds. The right-hander was terrific and allowed only one unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out six over 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 victory.

Over his last two starts covering 13 2/3 innings, Kuroda has allowed only two earned runs. He owns a 3.88 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 20 starts (123 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against Toronto.

Yankees announce first three starters after ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/14/2014) Yankees manager announced part of his post-break pitching plans on Sunday, MLB.com reports.

The team will roll with David Phelps Friday night against the Reds, followed by Brandon McCarthy and Hiroki Kuroda. The team has not named a fourth and fifth starter, though Chase Whitley and Shane Greene both appear to candidates for the vacant spots.


Hiroki Kuroda takes no-decision in last start before ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda pitched well in a no-decision Friday night against the Orioles in Baltimore. The right-hander yielded two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out three over seven innings of work.

Over his last five starts covering 33 innings, Kuroda has allowed 13 earned runs. He owns a 4.10 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 19 starts (116 1/3 innings). The Yankees have yet to announce their pitching plans after the All-Star break, so his next start is still up in the air.

Hiroki Kuroda escapes rough outing with the win


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (6-6) was not at his best on Sunday against the Twins, but still managed to come away with the win. The right-hander was charged with four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over 5 2/3 innings of a 9-7 defeat.

Kuroda has allowed three-plus earned runs in three of his last five starts. He owns a 4.20 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP over 18 starts (109 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Friday at Baltimore.

Hiroki Kuroa gets little help in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda put together one his best starts of the season Tuesday, but one late mistake proved costly in a 2-1 loss to the Rays.

Kuroda allowed just two runs over eight innings of work, but got little help in the loss. The Yankees' offense fell silent following a fourth-inning run, and Kuroda lost the game after allowing a solo home run to James Loney in the sixth.

Kuroda allowed his two runs on nine hits in eight innings, while walking just one batter. He struck out seven hitters on 109 pitches in the loss, which dropped him below .500 for the season.

Kuroda's ERA fell to 4.08 with the outing, though his record also fell to 5-6. He will try to get back to .500 Sunday in Minnesota. 


Hiroki Kuroda gives up three runs in win Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda earned a win Wednesday after giving up three earned runs on eight hits and two walks in 6 1/3 innings and striking out four in his team's 5-3 victory over the Blue Jays.

Kuroda (5-5) has surrendered more than three earned runs just once over five June starts, but Wednesday's win was his first this month. He owns a 4.23 ERA and 67:20 K:BB ratio in 95 2/3 innings. Kuroda is scheduled to take on the Rays Tuesday.


Hiroki Kuroda pitches well in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda tossed the ball well Friday against the Orioles, but watched his winless streak reach four starts as he settled for a no-decision.

Though the Yankees went on to win, 5-3, it wasn't until after Kuroda left that the offense came to life. Kuroda exited the game in line for a loss, despite allowing just two runs on four hits in six innings of work. He walked one and struck out six hitters on 107 pitches in the no-decision.

Kuroda is 4-5 with a 4.23 ERA in 15 starts, heading into his turn against the Blue Jays Wednesday. 


Hiroki Kuroda can't complete five innings in loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda took a loss Saturday, giving up four earned runs on five hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 5-1 defeat against the A's.

Kuroda (4-5) gave up two runs in the second inning then had to endure a 38-minute delay caused by a power failure in the fourth inning before giving up another couple runs in the fifth and getting pulled. He owns a 4.32 ERA and 57:17 K:BB ratio in 83 1/3 innings. Kuroda is slated to face the Orioles Friday.


Yankees tweak rotation following Monday's postponement


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2014) With Monday's contest between the Yankees and Royals postponed because of inclement weather, manager Joe Girardi will give his starting rotation an extra day of rest, the Star-Ledger reports.

Vidal Nuno, who was scheduled to pitch Monday, will take the mound for the opener in Seattle Tuesday. Masahiro Tanaka and Chase Whitley will round out the series in Seattle. David Phelps will open a weekend set in Oakland, followed by Hiroki Kuroda on Saturday and Nuno on Sunday.

Hiroki Kuroda pegged with tough-luck loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (4-4) put together a solid start on Sunday against the Royals, but was pegged with the loss in his team's 2-1 defeat. The right-hander was charged with two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over seven innings of work.

Over his last five starts covering 31 innings, Kuroda has surrendered 11 earned runs. He owns a 4.12 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP through 13 starts (78 2/3 innings). He will look to get back in the win column Friday at Oakland.

Hiroki Kuroda gives up just one run in no-decision vs. A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda didn't factor into Tuesday's decision despite giving up just one earned run on two hits and one walk in 6 2/3 innings while striking out two in his team's 5-2 loss to the A's.

Kuroda entered the fifth inning having faced the minimum amount of batters thanks to a couple early double plays, but Brandon Moss led off the fifth with a solo home run. It would be the last runner Kuroda allowed during his excellent performance. He owns a 4.27 ERA and 51:12 K:BB ratio in 71 2/3 innings going into Sunday's start in Kansas City.


Hiroki Kuroda picks up with No. 4


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2014) Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda got back over .500 Wednesday, with a 7-4 win over the Cardinals.

Kuroda fell one out short of a quality start, as he ran into a bit of trouble late in the start. He allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings of work, and was pulled after 94 pitches. He scattered nine hits in the outing while striking out three in the win.

Kuroda picked up the win to pick his record to 4-3, while his ERA rose slightly to 4.57. His next start is set for Tuesday against the Athletics.