Hiroki Kuroda not used to three days' rest, but he'll give it a shot

Hiroki Kuroda looks on during against the Baltimore

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Hiroki Kuroda looks on during against the Baltimore Orioles during Game 3 of the American League Division Series at Yankee Stadium. (Oct. 10, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

In Japan, starting pitchers typically work just one day a week, with the best of the best taking the ball on Sundays. When he pitched there, Yankees righthander Hiroki Kuroda went by a familiar nickname. Fans knew him simply as "Sunday Kuroda.''

In the United States, he learned to take on a heavier workload, which he considered his biggest challenge. But he has never started on short rest...

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