How do you feel about the honor of receiving the start in such an important game? HIROKI KURODA: I feel very honored to be the third starter for this important game. And I would like to pitch my best and perform as well as people expect me to perform. With the team being up 2 0, is there somewhat less pressure to be perfect right off the bat? Do you feel like you have a little bit of cushion to work with?
HIROKI KURODA: I don't feel less pressure, per se, because no matter what kind of game I pitch, the approach to the game is pretty much the same, whether it's the post season or regular season. I've always felt pressure during the regular season. So it's pretty much the same.