Boston Red Sox Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida (30) has four hits in his major league debut.
Masataka went 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and a run scored while batting fifth and starting in left field against the New York Yankees on Sunday at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. It was his first four-hit game in the big leagues. Yoshida’s batting average rose to .309.
This is the first time Yoshida has had four hits in a game since reaching the big leagues. He did have a three-hit game. On April 25, he went 3-for-3 against the Baltimore Orioles; on May 5, he went 5-for-3 with a home run against the Toronto Blue Jays; on May 31, he went 4-for-3 against the Cincinnati Reds; and on June 7, he went 5-for-3 against the Cleveland Indians.
Yoshida’s performance led Boston to a 15-5 victory over the Yankees. The Red Sox extended their winning streak to two games and improved to 35-35 on the season. The Yankees, on the other hand, lost their second straight game and dropped to 31-39 on the season.
Yoshida was hot at the plate throughout the game. In the first inning, Yoshida stepped to the plate with runners on first and second. He hit a two-run double off pitcher Domingo Herrmann to score the first run of the game.
In his second at-bat of the inning, Yoshida completed his multi-hit performance. With the bases loaded and nobody out. Yoshida lined a single to right off Matt Crook for a run-scoring single.
In his third at-bat of the fourth inning, Yoshida singled to center field. With the bases loaded, Yoshida hit a line drive toward first base, but was able to get on base faster than the ball.메이저사이트
In his fourth at-bat of the sixth inning, he completed his four-hit performance. Leading off, Yoshida hit a double to left-center off Isaiah Kinner-Palepa. He moved to third on Tristan Casas’ infield single and came home on a fielder’s choice.
Yoshida signed a five-year, $90 million contract with the Red Sox before the season. He has established himself as the centerpiece of Boston’s lineup and has been a consistent performer.