It wasn't a good start and it wasn't a long start for Hiroki Kuroda tonight, who just left the game with 1 out in the top of the 2nd after taking a line drive off the fingertips on his pitching hand. He reached out with that bare hand on a leadoff line drive up the middle, and after throwing a few warm-up pitches to test the hand, hit 2 batters and walked another to force in a run. More on this story as it becomes available. Obviously this is not good news for the Yankees.
** UPDATE 7:29 PM- Via Dan Barbarisi, the Yanks are calling Kuroda's injury a "right middle finger contusion." X-rays still to come... **
** UPDATE 10:16 PM- X-rays came back negative and Joe told the media after the game that it's just a bruised middle finger. I bet Kuroda misses his next start, but probably no more than that. Definitely better than a break. **
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