Two Japanese major leaguers who met on the big league stage. Yoshida (Boston) laughed, and Kiguchi bowed his head.
The 2023 Major League Baseball game between the 메이저놀이터Toronto Blue Jays and the Boston Red Sox held at Fenway Park on the 3rd (Korean time). Masataka Yoshida went as the designated hitter number 6 and recorded 2 hits in 3 at-bats (including a home run), 2 RBIs and 1 walk, raising his batting average to 0.298.
In the bottom of the second inning, Yoshida stepped back with a ground ball, and in the bottom of the fourth, with the score 2-0, Kikuchi’s fast ball hit it and hit it over the middle right wall. The moment of season 5 gun. He also had a 12-game hitting streak. One point was added to the score, bringing Boston’s victory.
In the 5th inning, the two teams played a thrilling match. Boston conceded six runs first, but at the end of the fifth, Yoshida scored another run. Against the changed pitcher Jack Pop, he scored one RBI and a timely hit and pursued 5-6.
Later, Connor Wong hit a home run in the bottom of the 6th and 8th inning, giving Boston a dramatic 7-6 victory
Meanwhile, Kikuchi, who climbed the mound in Toronto, collapsed with 9 hits (2 homers), 2 strikeouts and 5 runs in 4⅓ innings. Kikuchi, who played more than 5⅔ innings in the last 3 games in a row and showed a stable appearance with less than 1 run. He gave up a home run to Yoshida today.
On the 10th of last month, Kikuchi swallowed bitterness by allowing Ohtani to run four. Kikuchi, who can hardly be solved in a head-to-head confrontation with the Japanese. His ERA dropped to 4.02.