Jul 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (18) pitches against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Hiroki Kuroda shines in 2-0 shut out win vs Texas Rangers

New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 2-0 today as starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda picked up the win.

Kuroda held the Texas Rangers to just 6 hits (all of which were singles) and walked only 1 batter while striking out 3. The veteran right hander has allowed just 2 runs in 26 innings over 4 starts this month. He currently ranks 2nd in the American League behind Felix Hernandez with an ERA of 2.51

As for the home teams starting pitcher, Derek Holland, he allowed 2 runs over 7 1/3 innings of work in a tough loss. The game was scoreless until Holland gave up an RBI double to Brent Lillibridge in the top of the 6th inning. He was charged with the 2nd run after Tanner Scheppers replaced him in the 8th inning.

Austin Romine went 3-4 for the Yankees with a run scored against the Texas Rangers. The 3 hits marked a career high for Romine, as he has swung the bat a little bit better over the last couple of weeks. He could begin to steal playing time away from Chris Stewart as the season continues to move forward.

Elvis Andrus went 2-4 at the designated hitters spot of the lineup for the Texas Rangers, who has reached base safely in 7 straight games. His average is still a low .249 this year.

Tags: Austin Romine Derek Holland Elvis Andrus Hiroki Kuroda New York Yankees Texas Rangers

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