Sunday, October 14, 2012
Kuroda was perfect -- for five
By Mike Mazzeo
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.