Baseball: Kikuchi picks up 7th win as Blue Jays rout A’s


Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Yusei Kikuchi earned his seventh win of the season after throwing seven innings of one-run ball in a 12-1 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.

Kikuchi (7-2) held the Athletics to two hits, including a sixth-inning home run by Tony Kemp, while striking out eight and walking two in a 101-pitch outing at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

The 32-year-old left-hander used his curveball effectively en route to equaling his major league career high in wins, set in 2021 with the Seattle Mariners.

“My curveball is working well against right-handed hitters,” Kikuchi said. “The hard...

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