Baseball: Yoshida hits grand slam, 6 RBIs as Ohtani belts 34th homer


Masataka Yoshida launched his second major league grand slam in a six-RBI outing Sunday as he led the Boston Red Sox to an 11-5 win over the Chicago Cubs in the finale of their three-game series.

His World Baseball Classic-winning Samurai Japan teammate Shohei Ohtani, meanwhile, hit his MLB-leading 34th home run for the Los Angeles Angels in their 9-8 loss to the Houston Astros.

A day after his 30th birthday, when he saw his multi-hit streak end at eight games, Yoshida went 3-for-5 and scored two runs to help the Red Sox win the series at Wrigley Field.

He gave Boston a 6-0 lead with his bases...

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