Q. Joe said he thought the extra rest for you helped. Did you feel that out there?
HIROKI KURODA: I think it was really beneficial for me having this rest because throughout the season I kept the rotation mostly every five days, but having the rest really did me a favor.
Q. What was your reaction to Raul's home run in the ninth inning?
HIROKI KURODA: It seemed like it was something out of a cartoon (smiling). It was unbelievable.