Yu Darvish set out 10 over 7 leading innings as well as assisted the Chicago Cubs protect against a collection move with a 2-1 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
The Japanese right-hander spread 6 hits as well as restricted the Cubs’ crosstown opponents to one go for Wrigley Field heading to making his 5th straight win — a profession best — in 6 beginnings this period.
Yu Darvish #11 of the Chicago Cubs tosses a pitch throughout the 5th inning of a video game versus the Chicago White Sox throughout the 4th inning of a video game at Wrigley Field on August 23, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty/Kyodo)
“It’s going better now than when I was doing well in the second half of last year,” Darvish claimed after the video game.
Darvish gave up a leadoff homer in the 2nd to Jose Abreu, that linked a big league document after striking his 4th crowning achievement in 4 straight at-bats.
“I think he’s going to hit no matter who is pitching right now,” Darvish claimed of the Cuban-birthed slugger.
Relying on his slider greater than normal, Darvish scratched double-digit strikeouts for the 2nd time this period versus a schedule that had actually racked up 17 runs versus Cubs’ bottles over the very first 2 video games in the collection.
“The secondary stuff is just so, so good,” Cubs supervisor David Ross claimed according to MLB.com. “And the way he commands it, it’s fun to watch. I tell him that all the time. It’s a credit to him and knowing himself and continuing to work the lineup, work his strengths off that.”
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Kyle Schwarber supplied Darvish some offending assistance with a two-run blast in the 6th, as well as Jeremy Jeffress pitched out of jams in the 8th as well as nine for his 3rd conserve.
The Cubs enhanced to 17-10 as well as stay atop the National League Central standings.
At Oakland Coliseum, Shohei Ohtani broke an 0-for-19 hitless touch with a looming three-run homer yet the Los Angeles Angels dropped 5-4 to the Oakland Athletics in added innings.
Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels is praised by Anthony Rendon #6 after he strikes a three-run crowning achievement versus Frankie Montas #47 of the Oakland Athletics in the 3rd inning at RingCentral Coliseum on August 23, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Getty/Kyodo)
“I had a chance, so I’m just glad I connected,” Ohtani claimed. “I didn’t intend to swing so hard, but it had some good range. It was an at-bat that will lead to more from now on.”
Ohtani set out in the very first prior to finishing the most awful hitless skid of his profession in the 3rd by hammering a 2-1 weight from Oakland starter Frankie Montas to left facility area to reverse the A’s lead.
Oakland linked the video game in the 6th prior to winning on a walk-off sacrifice fly from Mark Canha in the 10th.