New York Yankees

ALCS: Hiroki Kuroda to Start Game 2 Against Detroit Tigers on 3 Days' Rest

Kenny DeJohnAnalyst IIIOctober 13, 2012

There were questions about how the New York Yankees were going to line up their rotation going into to the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers, but now those have been answered.

For Game 2, the Yankees will put Hiroki Kuroda on the mound on three days' rest. Dan Schulman of ESPN broke the news via Twitter:

Hiroki Kuroda going to the interview room. Will start game 2 tomorrow on 3 days rest. #yankees.

— Dan Shulman (@DShulman_ESPN) October 13, 2012

Kuroda has been arguably the team's most consistent starter this season, so starting him on short rest appears to be a good decision by manager Joe Girardi.

Danny Knobler of tweeted a quote from Kuroda regarding how he feels about pitching on short rest:

Kuroda has not recorded a decision in two career starts against Detroit, though he sports an impressive 3.38 ERA coming into the game.

Girardi also announced that Phil Hughes will start Game 3 and ALDS hero CC Sabathia Game 4, according to Bryan Hoch of

With Sabathia pitching Game 4, he'll likely be available in an emergency situation in a possible Game 7.

The Yankees and the Tigers get underway at 8 p.m ET Saturday in what figures to be an exciting series.

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