Major League Baseball (MLB) Masataka Yoshida of the Boston Red Sox hit the first multi-home run in the big leagues, sweeping up 6 RBIs.
In the 2023 MLB Milwaukee Brewers match held on the 24th (Korean time) at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, Yoshida started as the 4th hitter and left fielder, showing off his sense of hitting with 2 hits (2 homers), 6 RBIs and 2 runs in 4 at-bats. did.
On the 19th (Korean time), Yoshida, who failed to produce hits in 4 consecutive games, fell to a batting average of 0.167 (8 hits in 48 at-bats) for the season. However, his condition improved as he recorded 7 hits (2 homers) in 17 at-bats in the following 4 games. His season batting average rose to 0.231.
Yoshida, who hit the 2nd and 3rd home runs in the big leagues, got his hands on it in 20 days. Yoshida hit his big league debut home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates on the 4th, over the ‘Green Monster’ at Fenway Park, his home ground.
Yoshida got off to a good start, posting an RBI in his first at-bat.
In the first inning, Yoshida, with 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, added a point on a sacrifice hit to right field to take a 2-0 lead.
Yoshida, who struck out on a swing in the 3rd and slowed down with a ground ball in the 5th, exploded in the 8th.
After leader Justin Turner tied the game 4-4 with a solo home run, Yoshida hit a curveball to draw a dominant arch.
After one round of big innings, Yoshida, who was in the plate with the bases loaded in the second out, hit Javier Guerra’s high slider all the way to the body and fired a superior run with the bases loaded, consolidating a 12-5 victory. Boston’s season record was 12-11.토토사이트
Boston starter Brian Bello recorded 5 hits (1 home run), 2 walks, 3 strikeouts and 3 runs in 4⅔ innings.
Milwaukee starter Corbin Burns threw 5 hits, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts and 3 runs (2 earned runs) in 5 innings. Milwaukee added one loss to a season record of 15 wins and 7 losses.
Yoshida is one of Japan’s leading sluggers, having won the batting title twice in the Nippon Baseball Organization (NPB). Ahead of this season, Yoshida joined hands with Boston after receiving a special treatment of 90 million dollars (approximately 119.9 billion won) for five years.
Ahead of his first big league debut season, he participated in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) last month and harvested a batting average of 0.409, 2 homers and 13 RBIs in 7 games, becoming the RBI kingpin and leading the Japanese national team to the championship.