Even if he is tiring, Hiroki Kuroda still has Yankee Stadium going for him.

The right-hander has thrown the most innings of his Major League career, 219 1/3, entering his start against the Orioles on Wednesday in Game 3 of the American League Division Series. Kuroda will be on six days' rest, a bonus of two days for the 37-year-old.

Although Kuroda said that the extra rest is welcomed, he isn't dragging.

"Yes, I think definitely it'll be favorable for me to have a little bit more rest," Kuroda said on Tuesday during a conference call. "I really haven't thought of anything about [the impact of the innings]. You know, I don't really feel fatigued, or I don't think I can afford to think like that, because I always prepare myself for the next game, and that's what I'm doing right now. So I'm just going to do my best and pitch my best game possible tomorrow."

Manager Joe Girardi didn't beat around the bush: The decision to back up Kuroda's start was because of his innings load.

"We've seen he's been pretty good on extra rest the times he's went on his sixth day, and I know it's his seventh or eighth day here," Girardi said. "But we feel with the innings that he's logged, that this will be beneficial for him. When you look at his statistics, this is the most innings he's thrown in a long time."