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Baseball: Darvish continues best MLB run with 7th-straight win

Yu Darvish won his seventh-straight beginning on Friday, a solo residence run accountancy for his only base jogger over 7 innings in the Chicago Cubs’ 4-1 win versus the St. Louis Cardinals.

Darvish (7-1) on Wednesday won National League Pitcher of the Month honors for July and also August, and also his newest 101-pitch initiative at Wrigley Field, where he set out 11, did no damage to his potential customers as a Cy Young Award prospect.

The right-hander leads both organizations in victories, while his 1.44 ERA is best in the National League. The seven-straight victories represent his lengthiest winning touch given that he relocated to the big leagues in 2012.

Starting bottle Yu Darvish #11 of the Chicago Cubs provides the round versus the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on September 04, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty/Kyodo)

Darvish stated he intended to reveal St. Louis a various appearance.

“I thought pitch sequences different from what I’d used before would confuse the Cardinals. Lots of slow curves and changeups early in the count at the start of the game worked out,” stated Darvish.

“People’s opinions (on the Cy Young Award) do not matter. My focus is on executing my pitching plan against each batter. I feel I have become better at controlling myself (mentally) when I block out distractions.”

Darvish gave up a solo shot with none out in the 6th to Matt Carpenter.

Cubs assigned player Wilson Contreras drove in all 4 runs, singling in 2 runs in the initial and also an additional in the 3rd off Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty (2-1) prior to releasing a solo shot in all-time low of the 6th.

Seattle Mariners left-hander Yusei Kikuchi (2-2) likewise had a persuading getaway, holding the Texas Rangers to a run over 6 innings in a 6-3 win at T-Mobile Park.

“I couldn’t get ahead in counts with my fastball, but was able to get outs with the cutter,” stated Kikuchi, that included that without his best things he counted a lot more on his contour and also changeup.

Japanese reducer Yoshihisa Hirano enabled 2 runs in the nine.

Tampa Bay Rays novice Yoshitomo Tsutsugo went 2-for-2 with 2 strolls, 2 runs and also his 6th residence run in a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins at the Rays’ Tropicana Field.

At Angel Stadium, Shohei Ohtani conserved the best for last, singling in the winning run as the Los Angeles Angels strolled off 6-5 victors over the Houston Astros.

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