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Blue Jays' Oh Seung-hwan allows inherited runner to score in loss

2018/06/12 11:01

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SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- Toronto Blue Jays' South Korean reliever Oh Seung-hwan has let an inherited runner score in a loss.

Oh wasn't charged with any earned runs in one inning of relief work, as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Jays 8-4 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Monday (local time).

But after taking over from John Axford with men at the corners and nobody out in the bottom seventh, Oh gave up a sacrifice fly to allow the runner at third to score the Rays' eighth run.

Oh's own ERA went down from 3.77 to 3.64. This was his first outing since Friday's contest against the Baltimore Orioles.

Oh entered Monday's game in a tough spot, with the Rays having already scored twice to take a 7-4 lead on Axford's throwing error with the bases loaded. And the first batter Oh faced, Willy Adames, hit a fly ball to deep right field as C.J. Cron tagged home from third to make it 8-4.

The right-hander then gave up a single to Mallex Smith, and Joe Wendle moved from first to third on the play to once again put runners at the corners for the Rays.

But Oh prevented further damage as he struck out Carlos Gomez on a high four-seam fastball at 90.5 miles per hour and got Rob Refsnyder to pop out to second base.

Prior to this game, Oh had stranded eight of 13 inherited runners.

He has a 1-2 record and has struck out 30 batters in 29 2/3 innings against nine walks.

In this Associated Press photo, Oh Seung-hwan of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the seventh inning of a major league regular season game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on June 11, 2018. (Yonhap) In this Associated Press photo, Oh Seung-hwan of the Toronto Blue Jays throws a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays in the bottom of the seventh inning of a major league regular season game at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, on June 11, 2018. (Yonhap)

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