Hiroki Kuroda holds the Rangers to two hits

Hiroki Kuroda threw this season’s first complete game two-hitter against the Texas Rangers, and the Yankees got consecutive homers from Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira in a 3-0 victory.

The Rangers had been held to two-hits once before this season when the White Sox’ Jose Quintana went eight and Addison Reed closed out the win on July 5.

Rk Date ▾ Tm Rslt H R ER BB SO HR WP Pit Str HBP
1 2012-08-14 NYY W 3-0 2 0 0 2 5 0 1 109 74 0
2 2012-07-05 CHW W 2-1 2 1 1 1 10 0 0 126 83 1
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The Rangers have been shut out just three times this season, Felix Hernandez (no surprise there) and Bartolo Colon (a little surprise there) with a save by Brian Fuentes.

Rk Date ▾ Tm Rslt H R ER BB SO WP Pit Str GDP
2 2012-08-14 NYY W 3-0 2 0 0 2 5 1 109 74 2
3 2012-07-14 SEA W 7-0 3 0 0 0 12 1 107 74 1
4 2012-06-06 OAK W 2-0 5 0 0 1 6 0 112 86 2
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There have now been 50 games this season in which a team has been held to two hits or less. Last season, there were 81 two-or-fewer-hitters, the most in the last 20 years.

Rk Year # W L H 2B 3B HR BB SO
1 2011 81 5 76 Ind. Games 137 31 4 15 183 702
2 2006 78 4 74 Ind. Games 133 24 2 12 196 518
3 2009 75 6 69 Ind. Games 125 33 0 12 191 559
4 2010 73 4 69 Ind. Games 113 22 1 9 161 583
5 2002 72 3 69 Ind. Games 128 31 4 10 151 532
6 2008 69 4 65 Ind. Games 120 29 3 13 172 515
7 2000 63 4 59 Ind. Games 114 23 3 13 189 514
8 2001 61 2 59 Ind. Games 101 17 4 7 134 524
9 2007 60 8 52 Ind. Games 103 24 2 14 147 456
10 1998 58 4 54 Ind. Games 105 17 3 16 119 463
11 1993 53 5 48 Ind. Games 81 13 3 10 131 392
12 2004 52 5 47 Ind. Games 92 20 3 16 121 381
13 1997 52 3 49 Ind. Games 84 15 0 7 129 407
14 1995 52 2 49 Ind. Games 90 17 5 11 126 355
15 2012 50 2 48 Ind. Games 76 15 2 6 93 416
16 2005 50 5 45 Ind. Games 90 18 4 13 88 352
17 1996 46 5 40 Ind. Games 79 17 0 10 134 325
18 1994 46 4 42 Ind. Games 78 14 1 13 135 340
19 1999 41 4 37 Ind. Games 66 9 2 12 115 333
20 2003 40 2 38 Ind. Games 67 14 3 6 103 300
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