Yankees Pitcher Hiroki Kuroda Injured in 6-3 Loss to Orioles

New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who had the team’s best record this season, was injured when he was hit in the calf by a line drive off the bat of the Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado.

Kuroda, 38, left the game with a bruised right calf in the third inning last night after giving up five runs on eight hits in the Yankees’ 6-3 loss at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. He was given the loss for a 6-3 record and 2.67 earned-run average after entering the game with a 1.99 ERA.

The Yankees have 11 players on the disabled list, including starting pitchers Andy Pettitte, Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda, as well as Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez.

Kuroda gave up a solo home run to Nick Markakis and a two-run homer to Chris Davis in the first inning. After Machado hit him in the second, he came back in the third and surrendered a double to Adam Jones and a single to Davis before being relieved. Preston Claiborne then gave up a three-run homer to Matt Wieters.

Robinson Cano had a run-scoring single in the third inning for the Yankees. Curtis Granderson hit a solo home run in the fifth and David Adams added a solo homer in the ninth inning.

Jason Hammel (6-2) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out six in 6 2/3 innings for the Orioles (25-21), who are in third place, three games behind the American League East-leading Yankees (28-18).

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