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ARLINGTON, Texas (AFP) – New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda hurled seven shutout innings Thursday to collect his 10th triumph of the Major League Baseball season, a 2-0 victory over the Texas Rangers.

It was the third time in the 38-year-old Japanese ace’s past four outings that he did not allow a run to his opponents. He surrendered only six hits — all singles — and improved to 10-6 for the season over 21 starts.

Kuroda, who blanked Baltimore for seven innings and Minnesota for five earlier this month, has a 2.51 earned-run average over 132 2/3 innings, with 91 strikeouts against just 26 walks.

After completing 10 seasons for the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Japan League, Kuroda joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2008 and spent four seasons there before joining the Yankees last year, when he went 16-11, his best season since making the jump to North America.

Panamanian relief ace Mariano Rivera entered in the ninth and recorded his 33rd save of the season for the Yankees, who improved to 54-48 as they fight to improve upon fourth place in the American League East division.

Yankees catcher Austin Romine doubled and scored on a Brent Lillibridge double in the sixth and Robinson Cano scored from third base in the eighth inning when Eduardo Nunez reached first to beat out a double play attempt.

Photo Credit: AFP/ Layne Murdoch

President Trump boards Air Force One for his return flight home from Florida on July 31, 2020

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

Florida senior residents have been reliable Republican voters for decades, but it looks like their political impact could shift in the upcoming 2020 election.

As Election Day approaches, Florida is becoming a major focal point. President Donald Trump is facing more of an uphill battle with maintaining the support of senior voters due to his handling of critical issues over the last several months. Several seniors, including some who voted for Trump in 2016, have explained why he will not receive their support in the November election.

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