NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Hiroki Kuroda fired eight shutout innings Monday and the New York Yankees survived a late Los Angeles rally to best the Angels 2-1.
Kuroda (11-7) scattered three hits and issued one walk while walking seven en route to the win, tossing 70-of-107 pitches for strikes. The right-hander has allowed just five runs over 51 innings, lowering his ERA to 2.33, second-best in the American League.
He left with a 2-0 lead but the Angels came to life against the Yankees bullpen in the ninth.
Garrett Richards (3-5) absorbed a complete-game loss, yielding two runs on seven hits over eight innings. He walked one and struck out three for Los Angeles.