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The Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound tonight against the Blue Jays in game two of a four game set in Toronto. In his last start against the Athletics in the Bronx, Kuroda lasted 5.2 innings, giving up five runs on seven hits while walking three and striking out five in a losing effort. Coming into tonight, the Yanks are holding on to a one game lead atop the AL East after getting shutout last night 6-0.
Alex Rodriguez returned to the lineup last night as the DH, but will instead be back at the hot corner tonight.
New York Yankees (90-66)
Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher 1B
Curtis Granderson CF
Raul Ibanez LF
Russell Martin C
Eric Chavez DH
Pitching: RHP Hiroki Kuroda (14-11, 3.34 ERA)
Game Time: 7:07 pm EST at Rogers Centre
Radio: WCBS 880, WADO 1280
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Hiroki Kuroda's struggles continued on Friday, though unlike teammate Ivan Nova the night before, the
veteran right hander was able to grind his way to a victory. Kuroda allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings, allowing 10 hits and two walks while striking out four
batters. He gave up five hits -- including three doubles -- and issued a walk during the first two innings,
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