Masanao Yoshida of the MLB Red Sox went 18-for-1 as the designated hitter in the first game of a doubleheader against the Yankees in Boston on the 5th.
Yoshida fell on a short liner in the first at-bat of the first inning, a center fly in the second at-bat of the third inning, and a center fly in the third at-bat of the fifth inning, and no hits were in any of the at-bats with runners on base.
In the fourth at-bat of the seventh inning, the first batter hit a three-base hit over center field and then homered for an extra run.
Yoshida went 1-for-1 with a 3-for-2 batting average as the Red Sox won the game, 5-3.
Although Yoshida did not play in the second match, the team won 7-4 and won four consecutive matches.
Seiya Suzuki of the Cubs started the game against the Orioles in Chicago at No. 4 and right, and ended the game with a no-hitter for the second consecutive game, with a foul fly to first in the first at-bat, a strikeout in the third at-bat of the fifth inning, and a shortstop in the fourth.
Their batting average dropped to 1-for-3 and 8-for-6, and the team lost 2-2, ending their winning streak at five.
Athletics pitcher Shintaro Fujinami took the mound as the second man in the seventh inning of a 4-1 lead against the Phillies in Oakland, striking out two and limiting the inning to three batters.
In the eighth inning, he gave up one run on two hits and walked off the mound with a foreball.
Fujinami threw 4 and 3/1 innings, allowing two hits, one foreball, three strikeouts and one run, and the team lost 2-5, ending a five-game losing streak.