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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%: 73/37 | Average Draft Position: 162.10
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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. 


Hiroki Kuroda struggles in no-decision vs. White Sox


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/24/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda continued to struggle on Friday, but managed to escape a rough outing with a no-decision against the White Sox. he right-hander was charged with four runs -- two earned -- on eight hits and two walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings pitched.

Over his last three starts covering 16 2/3 innings, Kuroda has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 4.55 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP and 46:11 K:BB ratio in 59 1/3 innings. He is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at at St. Louis.

Hiroki Kuroda picks up a win Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda picked up his third win Sunday against the Pirates.

Kuroda started Game 1 of the team's double-header. Home runs hurt Kuroda, but he was otherwise fairly solid. Both Neil Walker and Tony Sanchez clubbed solo shots during the game. Walker struck again, singling in a run during the fifth. 

Despite some of those issues, Kuroda was able to turn in a quality start. He lasted six innings, giving up three runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out seven. Kuroda's record is now 3-3. His next start will come against the White Sox. 


Hiroki Kuroda start moved back to Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who had been scheduled to start against Pittsburgh on Saturday, has been pushed back to Sunday due to the Friday rainout. It has yet to be determined which game of the doubleheader he will pitch.

Hiroki Kuroda surrenders four runs vs. Mets Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda didn't factor into the decision Monday after giving up four earned runs on seven hits in six innings and striking out three in his team's 9-7 loss to the Mets.

Kuroda was touched up for two home runs in the middle innings Monday after giving up just four home runs in his first six starts, but he was on track for the win before the bullpen let him down in the seventh and eighth innings. He owns a 4.62 ERA and 36:7 K:BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings. Kuroda is slated to face the Pirates Saturday.


Hiroki Kuroda pitches well, can't end winless streak


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was near the top of his game Tuesday against the Angels, as he put together his best start of the season in a no-decision.

Kuroda allowed three runs  in 7 2/3 innings, however only one was charged to him, a season-low. He scattered five hits and walked none, while striking out a season-high eight batters and throwing 72 of 108 pitches for strikes.

Kuroda left the game tied 3-3, and was unable to end what is now a four-start winless streak. He is 2-3 with a 4.43 ERA on the season, heading into his next start, scheduled for Monday against the Mets. 


Pitching playing mind games recently with Hiroki Kuroda


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda admitted he "thinks too much" when he's struggling, which has become a problem.

The 39-year-old Kuroda has foundered since a strong first two starts. He is 0-2 in his last four outings and has given up 16 earned runs on 30 hits in 23 2/3 innings during that stretch.

"When things are going well, you tend to be more aggressive and just go after the hitters," he told the New York Daily News. "But when you're not, you try to do too much with your location, and that leads to bad counts, which leads to a bad cycle."

Kuroda has certainly not had a problem with his control. He has surrendered just seven walks in 35 innings this season.


Hiroki Kuroda drops under .500


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda was not at his best again on Thursday against Seattle, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits to drop to 2-3 on the year.

He struck out seven and walked one, improving his ERA from 5.28 to 5.14. He tossed 94 pitches, 61 for strikes. Over his last four starts covering 22 2/3 innings, Kuroda has allowed 16 earned runs.

Kuroda will look to bounce back on Tuesday against the Angels in Los Angeles.

Hiroki Kuroda to start Thursday's game after rainout


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) The Yankees have announced that Hiroki Kuroda will start Thursday's game against the Mariners after a rainout Wednesday altered the team's rotation plans. As a result, the team will skip David Phelps this turn through the rotation since Kuroda is being pushed back a day.

Yankees-Mariners rainout alters pitching rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2014) The Yankees-Mariners game scheduled for Wednesday was postponed due to inclement weather. A makeup date has yet to be announced, though June 2 is a strong possibility, according to the New York Post.

Hiroki Kuroda had been slated to start for New York with Felix Hernandez going for Seattle. The Mariners have announced that Roenis Elias will start Thursday against the Yankees with Hernandez pushed back to Friday against Houston.


Hiroki Kuroda gets pummeled by the Angels


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda got pummeled by the Angels, suffering his second loss of the season in a 13-1 defeat Friday night. The right-hander was charged with eight runs -- six earned -- on 10 hits and no walks while striking out two over 4 2/3 innings pitched.

Kuroda has allowed four-plus runs in two of his last three starts. He is 2-2 with a 5.28 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP and 18:6 K:BB ratio over 29 innings pitched. He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Seattle.

Hiroki Kuroda unable to factor into decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda fell one out shy of a quality start and was unable to factor into the decision Friday night against the Rays in Tampa. The right-hander was charged with three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over 5 2/3 innings pitched in an 11-5 defeat.

Through four starts, Kuroda is 2-1 with a 4.07 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and 16:6 K:BB ratio over 24 1/3 innings pitched. He will likely make his next start Thursday against Boston.

Hiroki Kuroda almost retired during the offseason


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda nearly retired during the offseason, according to FoxSports.com.

The 39-year-old pitcher seriously considered whether he wanted to come back for another season. While he can deal with being separated from his family for a portion of the season, he misses Japan. Kuroda continues to accept one-year deals in MLB so that he is free to go back home at the end of every season if he chooses. 

Through three starts, Kuroda has posted a 3.86 ERA. 


Hiroki Kuroda surrenders four runs in win vs. Red Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/12/2014) Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda gave up four earned runs on six hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings while striking out five in his team's 7-4 win over the Red Sox Saturday.

Kuroda's only blemish through six innings was a two-run home run by Red Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski, but he walked two of his first three batters of the seventh befor being removed. Both runners would come around to score after Kuroda (2-1) left. He opened the season with two quality starts before just missing one Saturday, and he owns a 3.86 ERA and 14:4 K:BB ratio going into Friday's matchup against the Rays.