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Kuroda tossed seven strong innings in Sunday night, limiting the Orioles to one run on six hits while striking out five.

Kuroda bounced back nicely from a lackluster outing this past Tuesday against the Rays in which he surrendered four earned on nine hits over 3.1 frames. Even with that poor performance, the 39-year-old hurler has been in a solid rhythm during his last six starts dating back to August 17. Over this stretch, Kuroda has posted an impressive 2.92 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 29:4 K:BB ratio across 37 innings. He is slated to be back atop the mound Friday versus the Blue Jays.

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Kuroda fell to 10-9 on Tuesday, lasting just 3.1 innings and giving up four earned runs on nine hits in a loss to the Rays. He struck out five and didn't issue a walk.

Fresh off one of his best starts of the year against rival Boston, Kuroda laid an egg in what was his shortest outing of the season. Things won't get any easier when his his turn in the Yanks' rotation comes back around, as he's slated to face the first-place Orioles at Camden Yards on Sunday. Kuroda's ERA on the season now sits at 3.91, while his WHIP is 1.18 through 177.1 innings (29 starts).

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Kuroda struck out eight and did not issue a walk, while holding the Red Sox to one run on four hits over seven innings to earn his 10th win of the season Wednesday.

Pounding the strike zone, Kuroda had little difficulty with the Boston lineup Wednesday, getting ahead of 22 of the 25 batters he faced with a first-pitch strikes. Additionally, Kuroda showed swing-and-miss stuff in this outing, racking up 14 swinging strikes along the way. Kuroda will make two starts next week, first at home against the Rays on Tuesday before a September 14 turn against the Orioles at Camden Yards.

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Kuroda pitched seven innings Thursday against Detroit, taking the no-decision after allowing two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four.

Kuroda now holds a 3.50 ERA in the second half as he slowly turns around a poor first month of the season that saw his ERA rise all the way to 5.28.

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Kuroda struck out six and walked two while giving up two runs on five hits over six innings Saturday to earn his ninth win of the season.

Although he fell behind against 14 of the 25 batters he faced, Kuroda avoided significant damage by keeping the ball in the park Saturday. The biggest difference in Kuroda for this season versus a year ago is that he's carrying a 68.3% LOB%, compared to a 75.8% mark last season, which enabled him to post a 3.31 ERA despite a 3.56 FIP. Kuroda will face the Tigers on Thursday in his next scheduled start.

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Kuroda allowed four hits and two earned runs in 6.2 innings against Tampa Bay on Sunday. He struck out one and walked one.

Kuroda looked much sharper after struggling through 4.2 innings against Cleveland in his last start. The 39-year-old now stands at 8-8 with a 3.97 ERA on the season, with his next assignment scheduled for Saturday at home against the White Sox.

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Kuroda will start Sunday against the Rays, Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Contrary to prior reports, the Yankees will not skip Kuroda's turn in the rotation entirely, and will rather just push him back to oppose Jeremy Hellickson in the finale against Tampa. With Thursday's team off day built in, Kuroda will be afforded two extra days of rest, something the team felt the right-hander needed after he labored through 4.2 innings against the Indians last Sunday.

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The Yankees have decided to skip Kuroda's next rotation turn, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

After the Indians got to Kuroda for three runs on five hits over 4.2 innings Sunday, the right-hander indicated that he's operating at less than 100 percent, saying "I'm good enough to get on the mound out there." However, GM Brian Cashman said that the decision to skip Kuroda is not due to injury, rather the team just feels he could benefit from some extra rest. With Tuesday's game rained out, the Yankees will push Shane Green to Saturday and start Chris Capuano in Sunday's series finale against Tampa Bay.

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Kuroda lasted just 4.2 innings Sunday against the Indians, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks to get the loss.

Kuroda alluded that he's somewhat less than 100 percent. "I'm good enough to get on the mound out there," said Kuroda. "Everybody look around. It's hard to find players 100 percent physically. So you've got to be able to respond with whatever you've got."

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Kuroda pitched well Tuesday, giving up three runs on six hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Yankees. He also sat down five and didn't issue a walk.

Kuroda was the first of seven Yankees hurlers to take the hill in what ended as a 12th-inning loss for the Bronx Bombers. The seventh-year big leaguer retains his 7-7 record to go with a 3.97 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 142.2 innings (23 starts) this season.