Three hits and a .319 batting average, Yoshida leads the American League in batting, and, like Ichiro, becomes a first-year batting champion.

Major League Baseball’s ‘hitting prodigy’ continues.

Boston Red Sox outfielder Masataka Yoshida (30) had three hits. He batted second and left field against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday (July 7) and had three hits. After going 0-for-4 the previous day (June 6), he was back to his best in a day.

He singled up the middle in the first inning and followed it up with a single to left in the third. In his third at-bat in the sixth inning, he hit a double to right-center field. All three hits came against Cleveland starter Shane Bieber, the 2020 Cy Young Award winner. The other two were retired on a grounder to first base and a swinging strikeout.

The three hits tied Yoshida for the most in a single game in the majors, and he has four three-hit games, including this one.

Boston rallied from an 0-2 deficit to win 5-4.

In 52 major league games this season, Yoshida is batting .207 with 66 hits, a 3-for-1 record, seven home runs and 33 RBIs. He improved his batting average by seven runs from the previous day.

After struggling a bit at the start of the season, he’s fully settled in. He went 2-for-6 in April and 3-for-7 in May.

in May.

He’s been on a roll lately. In his last five games, he’s 8-for-21 with three doubles. Finished with multiple hits in three of those five games.

Looks like he could have a shot at the batting title in his rookie season. Through seven days, he is second in the American League in that category behind Bo Bissett (Toronto Blue Jays), who is batting .265 (88-for-265).

Through 50 games in his rookie season, only Ichiro Suzuki and Yoshida have more than 85 plate appearances and fewer than 25 strikeouts.

Ichiro broke into the majors in 2001, batting .335 (242-for-692) and winning the American League batting title. He was also named the American League Rookie of the Year and MVP.토토사이트

Ichiro’s junior teammate in the Orix Buffaloes, Yoshida, could have a shot at the batting title.

Yoshida had a triple-digit batting average for five consecutive years before reaching the major leagues. In his Nippon Professional Baseball career, Yoshida batted .327.