Kuroda returning to Carp

Dec 27, 2014

Kuroda returning to Carp

Free agent pitcher Hiroki Kuroda will rejoin the Central League’s Hiroshima Carp in 2015 after seven seasons in the majors, the club announced on Saturday. Hiroshima gave the 39-year-old Kuroda a one-year contract worth an estimated ¥400 million plus performance-related bonuses. “We want him ...

Yanks prevail against Jays

Sep 20, 2014

Yanks prevail against Jays

Hiroki Kuroda allowed three runs in 6⅔ innings on Friday for the New York Yankees, who won their third straight, beating the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3. Kuroda (11-9) gave up seven hits without a walk, while striking out seven. One of the runs was ...

Kuroda still grinding on pitcher's mound

Sep 17, 2014

Kuroda still grinding on pitcher's mound

Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who is now completing his sixth big league season following 11 years in Japan, told Kyodo News recently that his future after this season is up in the air — just as it has been since 2012. “For me, each and ...

Yankees fall to Orioles despite solid start by Kuroda

Sep 15, 2014

Yankees fall to Orioles despite solid start by Kuroda

Hiroki Kuroda was razor sharp over seven innings on Sunday for the New York Yankees, but did not figure in the decision as the Yankees lost 3-2 in the Baltimore Orioles’ final at-bat. Kuroda allowed a run on six hits without a walk, while ...

Kuroda helps defeat ChiSox

Aug 24, 2014

Kuroda helps defeat ChiSox

Without anything approaching his best command, Hiroki Kuroda held the Chicago White Sox to two runs over six innings on Saturday to earn his ninth win of the season in a 5-3 victory for the New York Yankees. Before 47,594 at Yankee Stadium, Kuroda ...

Kuroda fuels Yankees win

Aug 18, 2014

Kuroda fuels Yankees win

Hiroki Kuroda got a couple extra days between starts and it looked as if it paid off. Kuroda pitched neatly into the seventh inning, Brett Gardner drove in two runs and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Sunday. Kuroda ...

Lewis guides Texas to win

Jul 31, 2014

Lewis guides Texas to win

Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis did a bit of reminiscing when he noticed the stands filling up while he warmed up in the bullpen before the game. The veteran right-hander went out and provided a promising flashback performance against the New York Yankees, even ...

Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Jul 26, 2014

Rare Ichiro homer lifts Yanks

Derek Jeter stood on the dugout steps, stone-faced as a statue, when Ichiro Suzuki approached after rounding with the bases with his first home run since last August. Only when the Japanese star was inches away did the New York Yankees captain crack a ...

Yankees rally for win over Orioles

Jun 21, 2014

Yankees rally for win over Orioles

Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs in six innings on Friday to keep the New York Yankees in a game they came back to win 5-3 over the Baltimore Orioles courtesy of a four-run ninth-inning rally. After wasting a series of scoring opportunities, the Yankees ...

A's slug past Yankees in 10th

Jun 4, 2014

A's slug past Yankees in 10th

Sean Doolittle wasn’t surprised at all by Oakland’s offensive outburst in the 10th inning. Brandon Moss hit his second homer of the game leading off the 10th, and the A’s rallied for a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. The ...

Kuroda wins opener; Yankees split twinbill

May 19, 2014

Kuroda wins opener; Yankees split twinbill

Hiroki Kuroda dodged some bullets but worked six innings and earned his first win since April 12 as the New York Yankees defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 in the first game of their interleague doubleheader on Sunday. Kuroda (3-3) allowed three runs on five ...