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Kuroda allowed four runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out three and walked one during the outing. Home runs proved to be a big problem for Kuroda. After putting the first two batters on to begin the game, Kuroda fell behind to Jose Bautista. On a 3-0 pitch, he gave up a three-run homer. Bautista struck again in the third inning, hitting a solo shot.
The Yankees scored early and often, which actually gave Kuroda the win. He improved to 7-6 on the year. His next start will come against the Rangers.
Buehrle proved to be quite hittable over the start, giving up nine hits. He allowed six runs. Buehrle struck out two and walked one during the appearance. Home runs were a major problem for Buehrle. After loading the bases to begin the second inning, Buehrle allowed a run-scoring single and a sac fly. Things really fell apart in the third. Carlos Beltran added a solo shot, and that seemed to knock Buehrle off his game. After giving up two consecutive singles, Buehrle allowed a three-run homer to Ichiro Suzuki. He was able to get out of the inning, but was taken out of the game to start the fourth.
With the loss, Buehrle dropped to 10-7 on the year. His next start will come against the Red Sox.
Masterson allowed five runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings. He struck out four and walked six during the outing. Masterson loaded the bases prior to leaving the game. All three runs would come around to score, making his line look worse. Masterson is attempting to come back from a knee injury.