After putting up the Yankees’ strongest pitching performance of the season thus far in their home opener last Friday, Hiroki Kuroda simply didn’t have it on Wednesday. The right-hander was hit hard from the get-go, allowing six runs and 10 hits over 4.1 innings pitched in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Justin Morneau homered twice off of Kuroda. The Yankees scored three runs in the first, but the offense stalled after that. Robinson Cano hit a solo home run in the third, and Derek Jeter added his fourth of the year in the ninth, but the Yankees would fall one-run short.
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