Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - New York Yankees pitcher Huroki Kuroda left
Wednesday's start against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning after being
struck by a line drive on his throwing hand.
Kuroda was removed after Shane Victorino's single to lead off the top of the
second caught a piece of his right hand. Cody Eppley replaced the veteran
hurler, who re-signed with the Yankees during the offseason after putting
together a 16-11 record with a solid 3.32 earned run average during his first
year with New York.
Eppley later forced in Victorino by hitting a batter with the bases loaded,
enabling Boston to take a 2-0 lead.
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