Hiroki Kuroda continues to silence bats 

August, 15, 2012
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New York Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda threw a two-hit shutout against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, winning for the 11th time and lowering his ERA to a cool 3.06. Kuroda, 37, actually appears on his way to best MLB season, despite leaving the Los Angeles Dodgers for the AL East, and if he returns in 2013, shouldn't be overlooked.

On the other end of the team win-loss spectrum, Houston Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell won his 10th game Tuesday, allowing one run in eight innings at Wrigley Field. Harrell owns more than a quarter of Houston's wins. He's no ace, but the last time he permitted more than two runs in a game was eight outings ago. Those in deep leagues shouldn't ignore Harrell because of the uniform he wears.