Kuroda was perfect -- for five

October, 14, 2012
10/14/12
5:43
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Hiroki Kuroda’s bid for perfection is over.

Tigers shortstop Jhonny Peralta’s single up the middle leading off the top of the sixth inning in Game 2 of the ALCS on Sunday afternoon ended Kuroda’s chance at becoming the second Yankees pitcher to ever throw a perfect game in the postseason.

Don Larsen accomplished the feat in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.

Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter in Game 1 of the 2010 NLDS.

Kuroda struck out seven of the first nine batters he faced.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Masahiro Tanaka
WINS ERA SO IP
13 2.77 141 136
OTHER LEADERS
BAJ. Ellsbury .271
HRB. McCann 23
RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
ERAH. Kuroda 3.71
SOH. Kuroda 146