Yankees game 97: A walk-off completes the sweep

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Cincinnati Reds 2 — New York Yankees 3 Unexpected eighth leads to unexpected ninth for third straight win and a New York Yankees sweep. The New York Yankees got three on in the second inning but a strikeout of Mark Teixeira by Johnny Cueto. That would be the one true threat at scoring against Cueto […]

Yankees game 92: Wild game ends in walk off loss

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New York Yankees 2 — Baltimore Orioles 3 (10 innings) The Yankees and the Orioles were in a tight game that ended in walk-off fashion. The first run in tonight’s American League East matchup came from the Yankees and a familiar face to the Orioles fans in Camden Yards. On the first pitch to Brian […]

Preview: Yankees at Orioles (7/11/14)

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The last man standing from the opening day rotation, Hiroki Kuroda (6-6, 4.20 ERA) goes up against Miguel Gonzalez (4-5, 4.22 ERA) in a critical match up against the O’s. Kuroda has faced Baltimore twice so far this season, pitching well both times. He defeated them on April 7th in New York and took a […]

Yankees game 87: Offense scores early, pitching survives

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New York Yankees 9 — Minnesota Twins 7 The Yankees erupt for a lot of offense but the pitching struggles to keep the lead. Against Ricky Nolasco, the Yankees hit him hard and hit him early. After a lead off walk by Brett Gardner, Derek Jeter would hit a single to right field. Jacoby Ellsbury […]

Preview: Yankees at Twins (7/6/14)

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Hiroki Kuroda (5-6, 4.08 ERA) takes on Ricky Nolasco (5-6, 5.49 ERA) in the last game of the Twins’ series. Kuroda’s last start against the Rays, he held them to two runs over eight innings, but the good old offense didn’t show up for him causing him to take a loss, shock. “Especially today, we were […]

Yankees game 82: No offense for great Kuroda

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Tampa Bay Rays 2 — New York Yankees 1 An unproductive offense does not support the outstanding pitching effort. After five relievers were needed in yesterday’s extra inning game, Hiroki Kuroda was going to be asked for as many innings as possible. Fortunately for the Yankees, Kuroda was willing and able to provide an outstanding […]

Yankees game 77: Avoid the sweep with team offense

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New York Yankees 5 — Toronto Blue Jays 3 The Yankees would find enough offense to avoid the sweep. The Yankees would get a lead off double by Brett Gardner against Drew Hutchison but after a sacrifice bunt by Derek Jeter, the Yankees would hit the bad luck spot again. With Gardner on third, the […]

Preview: Yankees at Blue Jays (6/25/14)

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It’s up to Hiroki Kuroda (4-5, 4.23 ERA) to salvage a win out of the series against Drew Hutchison (5-5, 3.86 ERA). Kuroda took a no hitter into the sixth inning Friday against Baltimore before giving up four hits and two runs in the inning. He had six strikeouts with just one walk in the no decision. […]

Yankees game 72: Improbable win in walk off fashion

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Baltimore Orioles 3 — New York Yankees 5 After eight innings of frustration, a pair of swings from a pair with high expectations walked it off. After Orioles’ starter Ubaldo Jimenez got the first two outs, Jacoby Ellsbury would hit an infield single that the second baseman could not get a good throw on. Ellsbury […]

Preview: Yankees vs Orioles (6/20/14)

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The Yankees continue their AL East gauntlet with Hiroki Kuroda (4-5, 4.32 ERA) taking on Ubaldo Jimenez (2-8 4.86 ERA) and the O’s. Kuroda’s last start in Oakland was delayed 38 minutes in the middle of the game due to lights going out at O.co. He allowed four runs in 4 2/3 innings taking the loss. […]

Yankees game 67: Kuroda, defense cannot control in defeat

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New York Yankees 1 — Oakland Athletics 5 Control of the baseball would be huge in tonight’s game, snapping a four-game winning streak. After retiring the first four batters faced, Hiroki Kuroda would lose command of his pitches. Yoenis Cespedes would walk and after a strike out of Jed Lowrie, Stephen Vogt would hit a […]

Preview: Yankees at Athletics (6/14/14)

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The Yankees will turn to Hiroki Kuroda (4-4, 4.12 ERA) to extend their four game winning streak against Scott Kazmir (7-2, 2.20) and the A’s. Kuroda had a seven inning, two run performance against the Royals on Saturday in his second succesful June outing. However, he was tagged with the loss after his offense, if you can call it that, went […]

Yankees game 62: No offense to Kuroda

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New York Yankees 1 — Kansas City Royals 2 The offense cannot come through for Hiroki Kuroda. The Yankees had an opportunity against Royals’ starter James Shields in the first inning but the second inning was the truly deflating inning. Yangervis Solarte started the second inning with a single and advanced to second on a […]

Preview: Yankees at Royals (6/8/14)

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Hiroki Kuroda (4-3, 4.27 ERA) goes head to head against James Shields (6-3, 3.68 ERA) in an afternoon pitching duel in KC. Kuroda is coming off arguably his best start of the year. He limited the A’s to just one run and two hits in 6 2/3 innings Tuesday at the stadium. It was his second longest start of the […]

Yankees game 57: Bullpen loses lead and the game

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Oakland Athletics 5 — new York Yankees 2 (10 innings) The Yankees offense and bullpen could not support the best Hiroki Kuroda start of the season. For the American League-best Oakland Athletics, Scott Kazmir got the nod for the start. With two on and one out in the first inning, the return of Mark Teixeira […]

Preview: Yankees vs Athletics (6/3/14)

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Hiroki Kuroda (4-3, 4.57 ERA) opens up the series against Scott Kazmir (6-2, 2.36 ERA) and the A’s. Kuroda is coming off one of his shortest outings of the year, going 5 2/3 innings allowing three runs and nine hits against the Cardinals. He still picked up the win thanks to an uncharacteristic seven runs […]

Yankees game 52: Ellsbury warming up in finale

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New York Yankees 7 — St. Louis Cardinals 4 The Yankees sent up an unusual lineup for the finale but it created offense that was missed. Against Cardinals’ starter Shelby Miller, a lineup that featured catcher John Ryan Murphy in the fifth spot of the lineup and for the first time in his career, Brian […]

Preview: Yankees at Cardinals (5/28/14)

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Hiroki Kuroda (3-3, 4.55 ERA) gets the honors in the rubber match against Shelby Millers (6-3, 3.16 ERA) and the Red Birds. Kuroda had his work cut out for him his last time out, allowing four runs (two earned) and eight hits in just 4 2/3 innings against the White Sox. He has had a recent case of […]

Yankees Game 47: Walk off wastes comeback

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New York Yankees 5 — Chicago White Sox 6 The Yankees stage a comeback late in the game but a bomb blows the Yankees away. Tonight’s Chicago White Sox starter was a familiar face. The second piece sent in the Jesus Montero trade, Hector Noesi found himself on his third team of the season and […]

Preview: Yankees at White Sox (5/23/14)

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Hiroki Kuroda (3-3, 4.61 ERA) will be up against Hector Noesi (0-4, 7.31 ERA) in game two against the White Sox. Kuroda picked up a win in his last outing, holding the Pirates to three runs over six innings in the first game of a doubleheader. He has logged quality starts in three of his […]