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Baseball: Cubs’ Yu Darvish posts 1st win in 2nd start of 2020 season

Yu Darvish made the win in his 2nd start of the reduced MLB season on Friday, pitching 6 nothing innings in the Chicago Cubs’ 6-3 triumph over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Darvish (1-1), that authorized a six-year agreement with the Cubs in February 2018, started out 7 of the 20 batters he dealt with at Wrigley Field while permitting simply 2 hits and also strolling one in an 86-pitch trip.

Yu Darvish #11 of the Chicago Cubs tosses a pitch throughout the 2nd inning of a video game versus the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field on July 31, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty/Kyodo)

Jason Kipnis struck a solo homer off Pittsburgh starter Trevor Williams (0-2) in the 4th inning, and also Jason Heyward struck a crucial two-run solitary in the 5th that placed the Cubs up 4-0.

“The game rained out early enough yesterday that I was able to go home quickly and relax, which was good,” Darvish claimed.

“I had control issues early on but it got better after I adjusted my mindset.”

Darvish began Friday’s video game versus the Pirates after his set up start versus the Cincinnati Reds was held off because of moisten Thursday.

In his less-than-stellar season launching on July 25, the Japanese right-hander enabled 3 runs in simply 4 innings of job versus the Milwaukee Brewers.

The worldwide pandemic triggered MLB to reduce its 2020 routine season to 60 video games. The season started on July 23, yet it is in risk once again as favorable examination results for the coronavirus amongst gamers and also trainers have actually transformed the MLB routine right into mayhem.


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