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Baseball: Twins’ Kenta Maeda earns 4th win in solid outing against Indians

Kenta Maeda set out 7 over 5 innings on Monday as well as grabbed his 4th win of the period as the Minnesota Twins recorded a 3-2 come-from-behind triumph over the Cleveland Indians.

Maeda (4-0) generated a homer to Cesar Hernandez, the initial batter he encountered at Progressive Field, however ended up one more solid efficiency on the pile to assist the American League Central-leading Twins assert their 3rd straight win.

Starting bottle Kenta Maeda #18 of the Minnesota Twins pitches throughout the 2nd inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on August 24, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio.(Getty/Kyodo)

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The Japanese right-hander, that virtually tossed a no-hitter against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, scattered 5 hits while strolling one in his 6th begin of the coronavirus-shortened period.

“I was able to pitch solidly,” Maeda claimed. “I threw a few more balls (in eight-plus innings during his last start) and was still a little tired, so I wasn’t in the same condition as last time, but I was able to hold them down and keep runs to a minimum. Winning was the biggest thing.”

Nelson Cruz struck a game-tying solo crowning achievement in 4th, as well as the Twins took the lead with Miguel Sano’s two-run blast in the 6th.

Maeda, that has 40 strikeouts with a 2.21 ERA in his initial year with Minnesota, established a Twins’ document by starting out 8 successive batters in his previous begin.

At Tropicana Field, Yoshitomo Tsutsugo damaged a four-game hitless touch as well as placed the Tampa Bay Rays on the board with a solo homer in the 2nd prior to the club dropped 6-4 to the Toronto Blue Jays. He likewise attracted 3 strolls as well as racked up a run.

The previous DeNA BayStars slugger is batting .178 in his big league novice period, with 4 crowning achievement, 15 RBIs as well as 13 strikes in 73 at-bats.

Yoshitomo Tsutsugo #25 of the Tampa Bay Rays hits a solo crowning achievement in the 2nd inning throughout a video game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field on August 24, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida.(Getty/Kyodo)