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Kuroda says he'll make his next start

NEW YORK -- Hiroki Kuroda said that he plans to make his next start, one day after the Yankees' right-hander was clipped on the left foot by a line drive.

Kuroda has a bruise on his foot from Daniel Murphy's seventh-inning shot in Friday's 9-1 victory over the Mets, and said he has received ice treatment and rode a stationary bike since leaving the game.

"It feels much better than yesterday," Kuroda said through an interpreter. "I plan on making my next start."

The Murphy liner completed Kuroda's sterling seven innings of one-hit ball when it hit his foot and shot to third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who caught it on the fly for a rare 1-5 putout. Kuroda said he had been on the mound for a similar play in Japan, but not in the Majors.

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NEW Full Game Coverage YORK -- Hiroki Kuroda said that he plans to make his next start, one day after the Yankees' right-hander was clipped on the left foot by a line drive.

Kuroda has a bruise on his foot from Daniel Murphy's seventh-inning shot in Friday's 9-1 victory over the Mets, and said he has received ice treatment and rode a stationary bike since leaving the game.

"It feels much better than yesterday," Kuroda said through an interpreter. "I plan on making my next start."

The Murphy liner completed Kuroda's sterling seven innings of one-hit ball when it hit his foot and shot to third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who caught it on the fly for a rare 1-5 putout. Kuroda said he had been on the mound for a similar play in Japan, but not in the Majors.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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