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Hiroki Kuroda | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (39) / 2/10/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Hiroki Kuroda held the Tigers to two runs and four hits in seven innings in a no-decision Thursday.
Kuroda has allowed just two runs in three consecutive starts, and his ERA is down to 3.88 for the season. As mediocre as he looked the first two months, it's a nice surprise how consistently solid he's been the last three. He can no longer win games by himself, but he doesn't lose them himself, either. Aug 28 - 5:07 PM

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Hiroki Kuroda picked up his ninth win, limiting the White Sox to two runs over six innings as the Yankees went on to win 5-3 on Saturday.

Kuroda entered Saturday having struck out only four batters in his last 11 1/3 innings, but he was better in that department against the White Sox. The right-hander fanned six while allowing five hits and a pair of walks. Now with a 3.94 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP, and a 108/34 K/BB ratio, Kuroda will look ahead to a road start against the Tigers on Thursday.
Aug 23 - 4:25 PM

Hiroki Kuroda earned his eighth win of the season after limiting the Rays to two runs in 6 2/3 innings as the Yankees went on to a 4-2 victory on Sunday.

Though he didn't miss many bats, it was Kuroda's strongest effort in nearly a month. Through six, the Rays pushed across only one run on a ground out, but were able to get another run in against a tired Kuroda in the seventh. Overall, the right-hander yielded four hits and a walk while striking out one. The 39-year-old owns a 3.97 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 102/32 K/BB ratio. He'll oppose the White Sox at home on Saturday next.
Aug 17 - 5:23 PM

Hiroki Kuroda will have his next start skipped.

Kuroda isn't injured, but the Yankees are using Tuesday's rainout as an opportunity to give the veteran some extra rest. "They feel he would benefit from rest," general manager Brian Cashman explained. Kuroda lasted just 4 2/3 innings in his last outing and holds a 4.81 ERA over his last four starts.
Aug 12 - 6:43 PM

Hiroki Kuroda allowed three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Indians.

Kuroda walked four and gave up five hits as his pitch count rose quickly. He found a good groove in the middle of the summer but has looked much more average of late, allowing three or more runs in four straight starts. Kuroda will carry a 4.03 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into his next scheduled outing on the road against the Rays.
Aug 10 - 4:22 PM

Hiroki Kuroda surrendered three runs over seven innings, but took a no-decision as the Tigers needed 12 innings to outlast the Yankees on Tuesday.

Kuroda has been much-improved in the summer following a dreadful start to the season. In 12 starts since the beginning of June, he has a 3.48 ERA. Against the Tigers, he relented only six hits without issuing a walk while striking out five. Now with a 3.97 ERA overall on the season, along with a 1.20 WHIP and a 98/27 K/BB ratio, the right-hander will look ahead to Sunday's home start against the Indians.
Aug 5 - 11:36 PM

Hiroki Kuroda held the Reds to one (unearned) run over 6 2/3 innings Sunday in a Yankees victory.

Kuroda was left with a no-decision because the Yankees didn't win it until the bottom of the ninth inning. He struck out six and surrendered only three hits. The veteran right-hander will carry a 3.88 ERA and 1.19 WHIP into his next start at home versus the Blue Jays.
Jul 20 - 4:48 PM

Hiroki Kuroda pitched well in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday, allowing just two runs on three hits over seven strong innings.

The veteran right-hander struck out three without issuing a walk on the night. Kuroda, who has been inconsistent at times this year, will head into the All-Star break with a 6-6 record, 4.10 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 80/23 K/BB ratio over his 116 1/3 innings.
Jul 11 - 10:17 PM

Hiroki Kuroda allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings but earned the win on Sunday, defeating the Twins.

Kuroda was aided by an offense that gave him nine runs of support, so he didn't need to be particularly good to notch his sixth win. The right-hander walked two and struck out three. Kuroda has a 4.20 ERA and 1.26 WHIP through 18 starts, and he'll square off with the Orioles in Baltimore on Friday.
Jul 6 - 6:22 PM

Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs on nine hits over seven innings in a loss to the Rays on Tuesday.

Kuroda walked one while striking out seven on the night. After a rough start to the year, the 39-year-old has turned it around in recent weeks -- he's lowered his ERA each month through the first three months, most recently posting a 3.52 ERA through five June starts. He's pitching well enough to deserve a better mark than his 5-5 record, and he's got another good matchup Sunday at the Twins.
Jul 1 - 10:29 PM

Hiroki Kuroda improved to 5-5, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings as the Yankees defeated the Blue Jays 5-3 on Wednesday.

While the Jays had opportunities, Kuroda was able to pitch out of danger several times to limit the damage. He allowed eight hits -- including a solo home run to Jose Reyes to lead off the ballgame -- and walked two while striking out four. Now with a 4.23 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 67/20 K/BB ratio, Kuroda will attempt to throw a third consecutive quality start against the Rays at home in his next start.
Jun 25 - 10:32 PM

Hiroki Kuroda allowed two earned runs in six innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Friday.

Kuroda didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning, then gave up four hits and two runs in the frame. He didn't factor into the decision, as Carlos Beltran hit a walk-off home run to take him off the hook for the loss. While he looked good early on Friday, Kuroda's only made it out of the sixth inning four times in fourteen starts.
Jun 20 - 11:06 PM

Hiroki Kuroda surrendered four runs in 4 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the A's.

Kuroda is a spot starter in mixed leagues these days, and he wasn't a very good matchup against the A's. He'll bring a 4-5 record and a 4.32 ERA with him into his next start at home against the Orioles. Mixed leaguers will probably want him reserved for that one, too.
Jun 15 - 1:36 AM

Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in a loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Kuroda continues to find moderate success without the strikeouts, as he punched out just three while walking two over his seven innings of work. The right-hander fell to 4-4 with the loss. He'll carry a 4.12 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into Friday's contest against the Athletics in Oakland.
Jun 8 - 6:13 PM

Hiroki Kuroda got the no-decision, allowing one run in 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 10-inning loss to the Athletics.

Kuroda pitched well, making only one mistake: a fifth-inning solo home run to Brandon Moss. The Yankees weren't doing much offensively, unfortunately for the right-hander. Overall, Kuroda allowed only two hits, walked one, and struck out two. He'll take his 4.27 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 51/12 K/BB ratio in 72 2/3 innings into his next start against the Royals on the road.
Jun 3 - 11:55 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4David Phelps
5Brandon McCarthy
6Shane Greene
7Chris Capuano
8CC Sabathia
9Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Rich Hill
8Josh Outman