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Hiroki Kuroda Dominates as Yankees Defeat Rangers Again The Yankees catchers have about 10 key words they use to communicate with the Japanese pitcher Hiroki Kuroda when he is on the mound. They are basic phrases of pitching relax, keep the ball down, attack the strike zone. On Tuesday night, catcher Russell Martin's communication with Kuroda was kept to a minimum."I think I said 'good job' about nine times," Martin said. "And that's it."Kuroda had no need for tutelage or pep talks. He was not quite flawless his no-hit bid ended in the seventh inning but he turned in a masterly performance, shutting down the Texas Rangers, 3-0, on two hits. He struck out five and walked two in his fourth career shutout.Probably our best pitching performance this year," Manager Joe Girardi said.