Tampa Bay, beaten by Japan’s Kikuchi, loses 2 straight after opening 13 consecutive wins… break the uptrend

 The Tampa Bay Rays메이저사이트, which had a 13-game winning streak at the opening, suffered two consecutive losses after the streak ended, and the upward trend was dampened.

Tampa Bay lost 2-5 in the 2023 Major League Toronto Blue Jays match held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 16th (hereinafter Korean time).

Tampa Bay, which tied the record for the most consecutive wins in major league history with the Atlanta Braves in 1982 and the Milwaukee Brewers in 1987 with 13 consecutive wins since the opening, recorded a streak that day following the break in Toronto the previous day.

Tampa Bay was dragged away after not being able to properly attack Japanese pitcher Yusei Kikuchi, who started the opponent that day. Kikuchi only got 4 hits and 1 walk in 6 innings and struck out 9 times. The only run scored by Kikuchi was Taylor Walls’ solo home run in the top of the 4th inning.

Tampa Bay, which operated the mound as a’bullpen day’ that day, was sluggish with starter Calvin Pocher giving up 1 run in 2⅔innings and second pitcher Trevor Kelly giving up 2 runs in 2 innings.

In the bottom of the 4th inning, where the score was 1-1, Kelly scored a double from Whit Merrifield and an additional timely hit from Danny Jansen in the bottom of the 4th inning, allowing 2 runs, becoming the losing pitcher.

Josh Fleming, who came up as the third pitcher, took charge of the remaining 3⅓ innings, but failed to save the team by allowing two additional runs.

Toronto’s Kikuchi won his second win of the season with a good pitching of 6 innings, 9 strikeouts and 1 run. Kikuchi, who became the winning pitcher with 1 run in 5 innings against the Kansas City Royals on the 5th, his first appearance of the season, collapsed with 6 runs in 4⅓ innings against the Los Angeles Angels on the 10th.

Toronto, which won two consecutive victories, became 10-5 and maintained second place in the American League East Division following Tampa Bay (13-2).