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MLB: Dodgers' Darvish pitches 7 shutout innings for 9th win

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game on Sept. 13, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

SAN FRANCISCO (Kyodo) -- Yu Darvish pitched three-hit ball over seven scoreless innings to pick up his ninth win this season as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 on Wednesday.

    Darvish (9-12), who is 3-3 in seven starts since he was traded from the Texas Rangers to the Dodgers, retired the side in order from the third to sixth innings at AT&T Park and yielded just three singles to Hunter Pence, Nick Hundley and Jarrett Parker.

    He walked none and struck out five of the 22 batters he faced in an 87-pitch effort.

    "I had good control and saw good results. (I got lucky) with a potential hit and base-running blunder from the opponent, so I wouldn't say it was that great (of a pitching)," said Darvish, who lost his last three starts.

    Logan Forsythe delivered the eventual game winner with an RBI double in the first inning while Cody Bellinger drove in three runs on an RBI triple and a two-run homer, both off Giants starter Matt Moore (5-14).

    At Wrigley Field in Chicago, New York Mets outfielder Norichika Aoki went 1-for-5 with a single, but the Chicago Cubs handed the Mets their third straight loss with a 17-5 victory.

    "At least I got one hit, but it was tough without a second hit," said Aoki, who had ended a 12-game hitting streak a day earlier.

    "Yesterday it felt awkward (since it had been a while facing a lefty), but today I had a good eye. I'm focused no matter the situation," he said.


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