Hiroki Kuroda, Yankees
The righthander gave up a hit in all five innings he pitched, but never allowed the Twins to drive anyone home.
BY THE NUMBERS
7 Consecutive strikeouts by Oswaldo Arcia, and 11 in his past 13 at-bats.
8 Shutouts suffered by the Twins this season.
9 Outfield assists by Aaron Hicks, who threw out Vernon Wells at third base from the center field warning track.
2 Blown saves by Mariano Rivera this season, both in games started by Hiroki Kuroda, but Friday he saved one for Kuroda.
1 Hits by the last three Twins in the lineup — Arcia, Aaron Hicks and Pedro Florimon.
0-for-12 Twins’ performance with runners in scoring position.
12 Strikeouts by the Twins. Only Ryan Doumit and Hicks avoided striking out.
Twins righthander Samuel Deduno (4-4, 3.90 ERA) will try to end the Twins’ seven game losing streak; he’ll face Yankees righthander Phil Hughes (4-8, 4.55).