‘2-hit, 1-RBI’ Yoshida wins decision over ‘1-strikeout’ Ohtani…Japan’s WBC champions meet the rest of the way

The pitching core that helped Japan win the WBC in March met in the majors. Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox) won a decision over Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels).

Yoshida started in left field and went 메이저사이트 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 23 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA. He was more impactful than Ohtani, who went 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout as the No. 3 designated hitter. Ohtani is batting .282 on the season.

Yoshida entered the game with the bases loaded in the top of the first inning. He faced Angels starter Jamie Berea. He hit a slider but was retired on a grounder to the first baseman. Ohtani then faced Boston starter Tanner Hauck with the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning and calmly picked off a slider and cutter. Hunter Renfroe’s line drive to third base ended the inning.

Ohtani led off the bottom of the third inning with a 1-0 lead and was struck out on a splitter and slider combination. Yoshida led off the fourth inning with a 93-mph fastball to left off Berrias, and with two outs in the top of the sixth, he connected on a 91-mph sinker to the center field seats of Aaron Loop for a tying, RBI single to right.

Ohtani led off the bottom of the sixth and swung at a slider, cutter and splitter for strikes. With the bases loaded and a 2-1 lead in the eighth, he hit a 95-mph fastball from right-hander Cutter Crawford that was retired on a line drive to right field. Then, with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Yoshida lined a 94-mph fastball to left field off Chase Silseth.

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