Kuroda injured in Yankees loss to the Red Sox
Added by Gina Sorce on April 4, 2013.
Kuroda was injured in the second inning last night. (Corey Sipkin/New York Daily News)
New York Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda was forced to leave last night’s game in the second inning after taking a line drive off his pitching hand. After undergoing X-Rays, Kuroda was diagnosed with a bruised middle finger. The Yankees went on to lose the game 7-4 to the Red Sox in their second game of the season.
Pitcher Cody Eppley relieved Kuroda and gave up four runs in 1 1/3 innings. Adam Warren took over for Eppley and held the Red Sox to a run over 5 1/3 innings of relief. Shawn Kelly finished with a scoreless ninth inning.
According to Bryan Hoch of MLB, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that the Yankees will not need to make a roster move before Thursday’s game against the Red Sox. Kuroda is unsure if he will make his next scheduled start, but will have a better idea Friday after throwing his scheduled bullpen session.
Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz held the Yankees to one run on six hits over seven innings, including Travis Hafner’s fourth-inning home run, which was his first in pinstripes. Vernon Wells also blasted his first home run as a Yankee with a three-run shot in the eighth delivered by Red Sox relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves.
Red Sox rookie Jackie Bradely Jr. recorded his first big league hit with an RBI single and Jacoby Ellsbury collected two RBIs for the Red Sox.
The Yankees close out the series with the Red Sox at 7:05 p.m. in the Bronx.