Hiroki Kuroda had been nearly perfect this season pitching before the sun went down.

And although he was very good again yesterday, he was no match for Felix Hernandez.

Kuroda gave up just one run in a 1-0 loss to the Mariners at the Stadium, marking the first run the right-hander had given up this season in a day game. Mike Carp's RBI single to right ended Kuroda's streak of 31 scoreless innings in daytime starts since joining the Yankees this year.

Kuroda's was the longest such span since Greg Maddux began 1998 with 32 shutout innings in the afternoon for the Braves.