Masanao Yoshida of the MLB Red Sox had one hit against the Rangers on the 20th, extending his hitting streak to two consecutive games.
Yoshida started the game against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas, in the sixth and left field, and his first at-bat was shortstop. The second at-bat was a missed strikeout.
In the third at-bat, he fell to second with one runner on base, but in the fourth at-bat of the ninth inning, the first batter brought the left-hander's slider to the lights to make it his second consecutive hit. Yoshida went 6-for-1 in the game and his batting average remains 2-for-3 with 1 doubles.
The game ended in a heavy 9-4 loss for the Red Sox.
Fujinami 1/3 innings, 2 walks, 1 run, struggles to control the ball
Orioles pitcher Shintaro Fujinami pitched in relief in the eighth inning with a one-run lead against the Astros, but he couldn't get in control and gave up one run in one-third of an inning.
Fujinami took the mound as the third man to take a one-run lead in the eighth inning against the Astros in Houston. On this day, he was out of control and gave the first batter a straight foreball.
The next batter was held to a second liner with a changeup ball to get one out, but the third man also gave a foreball without a strike and pinch-hit at first base with one out.
After this, the pitcher was hit by a timely two-base hit to tie the game, and Fujinami gave up a run, but did not allow the win.
Fujinami threw one-third of an inning of the game, allowing two foreballs, one run, and only two of the 1 pitches were strikes.
Fujinami, who gave up a run in his previous pitch on the 8th after going scoreless in seven consecutive games this month, now has a 3.1 ERA in two consecutive games.
The game ended in the ninth inning when the Orioles lost the bye 1-8 and their winning streak stopped at four.