Kuroda still perfect through 5

Hiroki Kuroda has pitched on three days' rest exactly once in his major-league career, but he came in the second game as a reliever. He allowed three earned runs in an inning and a third, but that probably doesn't count.

He's pitching on three days' rest today, and he's still perfect through five innings. In the top of the fifth, Prince Fielder popped out on the second pitch he saw, and Delmon Young struck out on a 2-2 slider out of the zone.

The Tigers' best chance for a hit came when Andy Dirks hit a sharp grounder up the middle, but Robinson Cano was there, and he handled it without a problem.

Kuroda has thrown 59 pitches through five, with 39 of them for strikes. The three days' rest thing? Not an issue.

Of course, on the other side, Anibal Sanchez is pitching pretty well in his own right. Just another pitcher-friendly game at the spacious new Yankee Stadium.

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