Boston Red Sox 7 — New York Yankees 4
Kuroda slightly injured in second game of the regular season in a 7-4 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
Hiroki Kuroda got his first start of the season and it was far from what he wanted. Three singles produced one run to give the Red Sox the early lead in the first inning. The second inning would end up going worse for the veteran right-hander. To start the second inning, a line drive single into center field would be deflected off of the pitching hand of Kuroda, which would be a part of his exit in tonight’s game. The 38-year-old Kuroda would hit a batter and walk a batter to load the bases. The next batter he faced would be hit by a pitch, bringing in a run for the Red Sox and prompting manager Joe Girardi to remove him from the game due to injury.
After just 1.1 innings, Kuroda gave up two runs on four hits with a walk, a strikeout, and two hit batters.
Cody Eppley would end the second inning and was able to get through 1.1 innings of his own....