Jun 8, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda (18) delivers a pitch against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Game 67 Preview: Yankees at Athletics

The Yankees are looking to extend their winning streak to five games, as they are set to face off against the Oakland Athletics at 10:05 PM ET.

The pitching match-up will make this a definite game to watch. Hiroki Kuroda gets the start for the Yankees, as his current record sits at an even 4-4 with a 4.12 ERA. Kuroda had an incredible start this past Sunday against the Royals, as he allowed just two runs on five hits over seven strong innings. He lost the game due to lack of run support, something the Yankees have been struggling to give him all year. With the offense starting to pick it up the last couple games, hopefully they can finally give Kuroda that support that he has been looking for.

Scott Kazmir gets the ball for the A’s, as he comes into this game with an impressive 7-2 record with a 2.20 ERA. Kazmir was completely dominant in his last outing at Yankee Stadium just a little over a week ago. He went 6 1/3 innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out ten. He received a no-decision, but the A’s went on to win the game 5-2 in extra innings. The Yankees are definitely seeking revenge against Kazmir, and they need to get to him early in the game.

There are a couple hot hitters to look out for. Jacoby Ellsbury is continuing to tear the cover off the ball, as he is looking to extend his 17-game hitting streak. Derek Jeter also is starting to return back to his Jeteresque self, as he has started to pick up his game offensively in the last few games.

Tonight would be a great win for the Yankees, as they would earn their second series win in a row. With the Orioles and Blue Jays playing tonight as well, they could also gain ground on one of those teams in this tight race in the AL East.

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