Pink Sox’ Masataka Yoshida named AL Participant of the Week

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Over his final six video games, Yoshida is batting .480 with two doubles, two residence runs, and eight RBI.

Boston Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida flies out in front of Toronto Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, May 3, 2023, in Boston.
Masataka Yoshida is within the midst of a 16-game hitting streak. (AP Picture/Michael Dwyer)

After one other scorching stretch on the plate, Pink Sox outfielder Masataka Yoshida has been named the American League Participant of the Week.

The 29-year-old Yoshida hit .480 (12-for-25) over the past week, clubbing two doubles, two residence runs and driving in eight runs. Over his 27 plate appearances, Yoshida didn’t strike out as soon as. He has fanned simply 11 instances in 129 plate appearances this season.

With a 2-for-4 displaying in Sunday’s 6-1 loss to the Phillies, Yoshida is now within the midst of a 16-game hitting streak. Over that prolonged stretch, the rookie is batting .438 and 5 doubles, 5 residence runs and 18 RBI.

After a sluggish begin to his MLB profession (.167 batting common in first 13 video games), Yoshida has been on a tear with Boston. Since Might 1, Yoshida is now tied for the AL lead in hits, tied for second in runs scored (22) and ranks third in each batting common and RBI.

Yoshida’s sterling manufacturing on the plate has coincided with Boston’s surge up within the AL standings. For the reason that begin of Yoshida’s 16-game hitting streak, the Pink Sox are 11-5, together with a seven-game win streak.

The Pink Sox have had two gamers earn AL Participant of the Week honors by the primary month-plus of the 2023 common season.

Fellow outfielder Adam Duvall was named Participant of the Week again in early April after batting .455 with 10 extra-base hits and 14 RBI in his first eight video games with Boston. 

Originally posted 2023-05-08 21:22:02.