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Baseball: Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi posts 1st win of 2020 season

Yusei Kikuchi uploaded his very first win of the season and also Jose Marmolejos struck a conquest in the Seattle Mariners’ 8-3 triumph over the San Diego Padres in the 2nd video game of a doubleheader on Thursday.

In his 5th begin, Kikuchi (1-2) enabled 3 operate on 7 hits over 5 innings with 6 strikeouts at Petco Park. He surrendered a solo homer to Manny Machado in all-time low of the very first.

Yusei Kikuchi #18 of the Seattle Mariners pitches throughout the 5th inning of the 2nd video game of a dual header versus the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park on August 27, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Getty/Kyodo)


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Marmolejos, that likewise struck a two-run homer in Seattle’s 10-7 loss in the very first video game, attached off Garrett Richards (1-2) in a six-run very first inning.

“As with every season getting the first win is always the hardest,” stated Kikuchi, that combined 98 miles per hr (concerning 158 kilometers per hr) heaters with sliders that dove with the strike area.

“The offense scored early and made it easier for me to establish a game plan. I think I threw the best fastballs this year. The Padres wouldn’t let me get easy outs but it was good I persevered.”

Austin Nola #23 congratulates Yoshihisa Hirano #6 of the Seattle Mariners after beating the San Diego Padres 8-3 in the 2nd video game a dual header at PETCO Park on August 27, 2020 in San Diego, California.(Getty/Kyodo)

Kikuchi went 6-11 with a 5.46 ERA in 32 begins as a newbie last season.

His Japanese compatriot Yoshihisa Hirano functioned one scoreless inning of alleviation in the seven-inning video game.

Seven big league video games were delayed Thursday evening in objection of racial oppression.

 



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