Yu Darvish makes history for Japan with his 200th professional victory – La Opinion

Yu Darvish makes history for Japan with his 200th professional victory – La Opinion

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Yu Darvish achieved a great milestone this Sunday after achieving victory against the Braves from Atlanta. The Padres pitcher became the third Japanese player to have 200 wins as a professional.

Only Hiroki Kuroda and Hideo Nomo achieved 200 or more victories as professional pitchers in the Majors.

Darvish pitched 7.0 innings, allowed 2 hits, zero runs, 1 walk, struck out 9 batters and won his 107th game in the Majors. The Japanese threw a total of 99 pitches and left his record at 4-1.

Darvish was a great pitcher with the Nippon Ham franchise in the Japan Professional League (NPB).

With the Japanese franchise he added 93 victories between 2005 and 2011. Darvish reached the Major Leagues in the 2012 season with the Texas Rangers at 25 years of age.

The San Diego Padres pitcher will have the opportunity to surpass his two compatriots. Kuroda won 203 as a professional player and Hideo Nomo won a total of 201 matches. Darvish will be able to surpass that mark in this campaign.

Shohei Ohtani leaves the Cincinnati Reds on the field

The Dodgers had Shohei Ohtani’s first walk-off as a Dodgers player to break the tie in the tenth inning.

A hit by the Japanese in his last turn led to the score through Jason Heyward’s legs that sealed the match.

Previously, Dave Roberts’ team had taken the lead in the fourth inning with a two-run homer signed by Andy Pages, his fifth homer of the year.

Dominican Santiago Espinal was the protagonist by generating Cincinnati’s first run in the fifth inning.

The Dodgers thus completed the comeback in the series and continue to enjoy a comfortable lead over San Diego in the National League West Division.

The Los Angeles team has a 7.5 game lead over San Diego after 49 games of the regular season.

Starting this Monday, The Dodgers begin a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium.

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