Found July 07, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Hiroki Kuroda entered Friday night as one of the hottest pitchers in baseball, but as many pitchers before him have found out, Fenway Park can bring any hot streak to an end. Kuroda watched his New York Yankees teammates stake him to a five-run lead before he took the mound, but he gave it all back in the bottom of the first, surrendering five runs before he recorded his third out. "I got run support in the first inning, but I couldn't hold onto the lead," Kuroda said through his interpreter. "I just didn't do my job tonight. You have to hold onto the lead, or else the momentum is going to shift their way, and I just couldn't do that." Kuroda, who was 5-1 with a 1.65 ERA in his previous seven starts, allowed a run in the second to make it a 6-6 game, but he and Josh Beckett carried the tie score into the fifth. Boston scored another run in the fifth to take a 7-6 lead, and Kuroda was able to get two outs in the sixth before manager Joe Girardi t...
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