Baseball: Yoshida gets 3 hits, takes AL batting average lead


Boston Red Sox left fielder Masataka Yoshida rose to the top of the American League batting chart with a .319 average after going 3-for-4 with an RBI in an 8-6 win over the New York Mets in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader.

The 30-year-old major league rookie had three singles beginning with a line drive to left field off Max Scherzer in the first inning at Fenway Park.

In the third, Yoshida’s ground ball in his second at-bat struck Scherzer’s feet and he reached second following a throwing error by the right-hander.

Yoshida, a two-time Japanese Pacific League batting champion, added another ...

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