Little support for Hiroki Kuroda

Righty once again pitches a gem only to see it wasted in Atlanta by a lack of offense

Updated: August 14, 2010, 2:24 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ATLANTA -- Hiroki Kuroda's hands were on his knees, his chin was in his chest and, for perhaps the first time in the normally stoic right-hander's three seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, his heart was on his sleeve.

It was the bottom of the seventh inning, and Kuroda, a potential free agent after the season who might be down to his final handful of starts in a Dodgers uniform, had just watched a ball hit by Atlanta Braves rookie Brooks Conrad sail over the center-field wall. And Kuroda ...

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