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Baseball: Yamaguchi picks up 1st MLB win as Blue Jays down Red Sox

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Rookie right-hander Shun Yamaguchi covered 4 innings in lengthy alleviation to make his initial MLB win Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Boston Red Sox 9-1 in Buffalo, New York.

In his 8th look in the majors, Yamaguchi (1-2) provided up 2 hits, strolled 2 and also started out 2, and also restricted the damages to one run, a solo fired by Mitch Moreland in the 4th.

Shun Yamaguchi #1 of the Toronto Blue Jays pitches throughout the 3rd inning of a video game versus the Boston Red Sox at Sahlen Field on August 26, 2020 in Buffalo, New York. The Blue Jays are the residence group and also are playing their residence video games in Buffalo as a result of the Canadian federal government’s plan on coronavirus (COVID-19).(Getty/Kyodo)  

The 33-year-old Japanese began his job in the majors with 2 average alleviation looks in July and also took the loss both times, yet has actually been much more effective this month, permitting simply a run over 7-2/3 innings and also starting out 10 in the last 5 video games.

“I’ve struggled since the start of the season as I couldn’t quite adjust to American baseball but I’m finally seeing the results of my efforts,” Yamaguchi stated.

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“I’m feeling I must have done something wrong in my training and pitching drills.”

Rowdy Tellez struck 2 homers while Rafael Dolis and also Anthony Bass, that both have playing experience in Japan, were amongst the 5 bottles that took the pile for Toronto at their short-term online Sahlen Field.

Yamaguchi invested 14 years in Japan with the DeNA BayStars and also Yomiuri Giants. He came to be the initial Giants gamer to transfer to MLB using the publishing system.

Masahiro Tanaka #19 of the New York Yankees supplies the lend a hand the 2nd inning of video game 2 of the MLB doubleheader versus the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on August 26, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Getty/Kyodo)

At Truist Park in Atlanta, Masahiro Tanaka tossed 5 nothing innings in a no-decision as the New York Yankees shed 2-1 versus the Atlanta Braves in the 2nd video game of a seven-inning doubleheader.

Tanaka, that has actually videotaped double-digit success in each of his 6 periods with the Yankees, stays without a win after 5 begins this period.

The Yankees starter permitted 3 hits and also fanned 4 in a 66-pitch initiative. He left the pile with his group leading 1-0 yet Freddie Freeman struck a two-run homer in the 6th to offer the Braves a doubleheader move.

“My sliders were good. I adjusted well after my last outing,” stated Tanaka. “They were good, but the most important thing is to throw quality pitches consistently.”


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