Baseball: Struggling Kikuchi knocked out early in loss to Brewers

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Yusei Kikuchi made an early exit following another difficult start Saturday, lasting just two-plus innings of the Toronto Blue Jays' 5-4 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The left-hander was charged with the loss after giving up five runs, two earned, and leaving with none out in the third at Milwaukee's American Family Field. He allowed six hits, including two home runs, while striking out five and walking one. Three of the runs came in the second, when he surrendered an RBI single to Willy Adames and a two-run homer to Andrew McCutchen. Kikuchi (2-4) has lost three of his last five starts and h...

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