Baseball: Blue Jays' Kikuchi gets long-awaited 1st win of 2022

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Yusei Kikuchi pitched six innings, his longest outing this season, to record his first win of 2022 as the Toronto Blue Jays edged the New York Yankees 2-1 on Wednesday night to end the visitors' 11-game winning streak. In his fifth start of the season, Kikuchi (1-1) limited the damage to a run on three hits, including a third-inning solo homer to Joey Gallo, while striking out seven and walking one in a 78-pitch effort at Rogers Centre. "I was impatiently waiting to get a win so this means a lot. The importance of throwing first pitch strikes has been stressed to me and I think I was able to d...

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