Baseball: Darvish takes loss, sets Japanese record for MLB strikeouts


Yu Darvish allowed four runs over seven innings to take the loss as the San Diego Padres fell 4-1 against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.

Darvish (8-8), who gave up eight hits and a walk, struck out six at Petco Park and set the record for most MLB strikeouts by a Japanese player at 1,919, going one above Hideo Nomo.

Ryan O’Hearn pulled a 1-2 sweeper with no out in the second off Darvish for a solo home run as the Orioles scored with their first hit of the game.

Darvish allowed two hits and a walk to load the bases in the fifth with one out, and Gunnar Henderson’s opposite-field double to the...

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