Baseball: Kikuchi roughed up for 6 runs over 5 innings, takes loss

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Yusei Kikuchi gave up six runs, including two home runs, over five innings and got tagged with a loss Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays were clobbered 10-0 by the Texas Rangers. Kikuchi (9-6) allowed four runs in the fourth inning when Jonah Heim singled in the opening run with two on and one out followed by a three-run shot from Nathaniel Lowe, who belted a low 1-1 slider over the center-field wall at Rogers Centre. Robbie Grossman, who had the Rangers’ first hit of the game in the fourth, pulled a two-run homer in the fifth off a 2-1 curveball from Kikuchi with two out. “I was unable to thr…

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