Trevor Bauer of the Yokohama DeNA BayStars pitched his first complete game in Japan.
Bauer started the game against the Nippon Hammers on Thursday at Yokohama Stadium and threw 113 pitches over nine innings, allowing three runs on 12 hits while striking out one. She improved to 4-2 on the season with the 2-1 complete game victory.
The one run allowed was a solo home run, ending a streak of seven consecutive games without a hit to open the season 스포츠토토.
Bauer struck out the first batter he faced in the first inning on a wild pitch. He then gave up a single to right to Kotaro Kiyomiya. He got out of the inning with a fly ball to center field and a swinging strikeout.
In the second inning, Bauer continued his dominance. He walked Martinez to load the bases with one out. With two outs, he hit a grounder to center field, but the runners were stranded on first and second for a double play to end the inning.
From the third through the sixth innings, he pitched a perfect game and didn’t allow a runner to reach first base. In the third inning, a grounder to second base, a strikeout, and a grounder to second base ended the inning.
The fourth inning ended with two grounders to second and a grounder to third. In the fifth, two grounders to shortstop and a fly out to right field silenced the Nihon Ham bats. A grounder to shortstop in the sixth was followed by back-to-back strikeouts to retire the side.
Bauer, who needed just 67 pitches to get through the sixth, struck out back-to-back batters in the seventh to get two outs, but on a two-pitch, two-strike count against Jusei Mannami, he threw a 154-kilometer high fastball for a solo home run over the left field fence.
It was Bauer’s seventh consecutive game without a home run to open the season. Trailing 2-1 with one out. After a walk, he struck out to end the inning. In the eighth, he struck out again to end the inning.
In the top of the ninth, he was hit by a single to right by pinch-hitter Ishii. Ishii was then replaced by pinch-hitter Egoshi. Bauer allowed a stolen base. He struck out Kiyomiya, who had allowed a single, for the second out. Allowed runners to steal second and third. Bauer faced Kosuke Kato and roared with a 113-pitch, 133-kilometer slider for a groundout.
Yokohama scored two runs in the fifth on four consecutive hits, including two doubles, to take a 2-0 lead.