Yoshitomo Tsutsugo homers in 2nd straight game for Pirates
Written by tokyoclub on September 6, 2021
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo homered in a second straight game for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, blasting a solo shot in the first inning of an 11-8 loss to the Chicago Cubs.
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo of the Pittsburgh Pirates hits a home run in the first inning of a game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago on Sept. 5, 2021. (Getty/Kyodo)
The 29-year-old slugger got hold of a 2-1 changeup from Cubs starter Zach Davies and cleared the fence behind center at Wrigley Field, giving the Pirates a 1-0 lead with his seventh home run for the club.
In a see-sawing National League contest, Frank Schwindel put the Cubs ahead for good with a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh, ensuring a sixth consecutive loss for Pittsburgh.
Starting at right field, Tsutsugo also drew a walk as he finished 1-for-4 with two runs.
The left-handed batter, who joined the Pirates last month, belted his sixth homer on Saturday in a 7-6 walk-off loss to the Cubs.
At Angel Stadium, Shohei Ohtani went without a hit but stole his 23rd base of the season for the Los Angeles Angels in a 7-3 defeat to the Texas Rangers.
A day after extending his major league home run lead with No. 43, the two-way superstar went 0-for-4 with a walk and three strikeouts.