Yu Darvish wins 14th victory with a jewel in 8 rounds
Yu Darvish pitched eight dominant innings for his 14th victory as the San Diego Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0 on Tuesday.
Darvish (14-7) earned his fourth straight start after limiting the Mariners to a pair of scoreless singles while striking out seven in a 94-pitch gem at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.
After two outs to open the first inning, Darvish allowed a single before ending the inning with his first strikeout.
“It all started when I got through a scoreless first. From there I focused on every inning and every batter in turn,” said Darvish, who has now gone over six innings in 20 consecutive starts since May 19.
Yu Darvish of the San Diego Padres throws in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Wash. on Sept. 13, 2022. (Getty/Kyodo)
“From the box score, it might look like I was working comfortably, but that wasn’t the case.”
The Mariners didn’t get a runner at second against Darvish. In the seventh, he allowed a first single to Ty France but retired Eugenio Suarez and Carlos Santana found himself in a late-inning double play.
Wil Myers doubled in the first inning of the fourth-inning match against Logan Gilbert (12-6). The Padres added a well-deserved insurance run in the ninth, when Austin Nola singled and scored on a groundout.
Josh Hader worked the ninth for his 32nd save, striking out three of the four batters he faced.
In other action, Shohei Ohtani went hitless in three at bats with a walk in the Los Angeles Angels’ 3-1 loss to the Cleveland Guardians. Mike Trout missed his chance to tie the major league home run record in eight straight games.
Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki struck three times against New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom and went 1 for 4 in the team‘s 4-1 victory.
In Boston, Aaron Judge, who rivals Ohtani as the top contender for the American League MVP title, homered twice in the New York Yankees’ 10-inning 7-6 win over the Red Sox, extending his home top of the major league. cumulative total of 57.
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