‘Korean major leaguer’ Dane Dunning (Texas Rangers) pitched well.

Dunning started the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on April 18 (ET), allowing two runs (two earned) on five hits (one home run) with two walks and four strikeouts in seven innings.

Dunn got off to a rough start. After giving up a leadoff single to Yandy Diaz, he walked Wander Franco to put runners on first and second with no outs. He then induced Luke Reilly to hit a grounder in front of the first baseman that only Franco could catch. With runners on first and third, Randy Arosarena hit a sacrifice fly to center to score Dunning. Railey then stole second, but Brandon Lowe flied out to right field.

Dunning gave up a home run in the second inning. He struck out Jose Siri to start the inning, but gave up a solo home run to Josh Lowe. He threw a 92.2 mph (148 km/h) four-seam fastball along the body line that Lowe caught and sent over the center field fence. But he then struck out Taylor Walls and got Christian Bettencourt to fly out to third base.

After getting out of the third inning without any major trouble, Dunning ran into trouble in the top of the fourth. After getting Brandon Lowe to fly out to center, he gave up a single to Ciri. A wild pitch followed. He gave up a single to Josh Lowe and Lowe stole second, putting runners on first and third. But he struck out Walls and got Betancourt to fly out to right field to end the threat.메이저놀이터

Dunning settled down after that. With two outs in the top of the fifth, he hit Reilly with a pitch to the body but got Arosarena to fly out to shortstop. He then retired the side in order in the sixth and seventh innings.

Texas tied the game in the bottom of the sixth. After leadoff hitter Robbie Grossman singled, Ezequiel Duran hit a two-run homer to tie the game. He hit a 97.2 mph (156 km/h) four-seam fastball from Shane McClanahan over the right field fence.

He followed it up with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth. Leadoff hitter Josh Young singled and was replaced by pinch-hitter Josh H. Smith. After Adolis Garcia grounded out, Nathaniel Lowe singled and Smith advanced to third. Mitch Garber then walked and Pete Fairbanks was hit by a pitch. Smith came home to score on a wild pitch to end the game.

Dunning posted a Quality Start Plus (QS+), meaning he allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven or more innings. He lowered his ERA to 2.82 for the season.

According to CBS Sports, “Dunning looked like he was in for a rough outing when he gave up a run in each of the first two innings. But he settled down after that and didn’t allow Tampa Bay to score the rest of the way.”

“Since joining the starting rotation in May, Dunning has pitched 78⅔ innings in 13 games with 52 strikeouts and 20 walks. With a 6-2 record, he has emerged as a solid starter for Texas.”

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