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Chen Wei-yin earns 10th win in MLB debut season

Staff writer, with CNA and AP


Taiwan’s Chen Wei-yin pitched seven scoreless innings in the Baltimore Orioles’ 4-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, earning his 10th win in his major league debut season.

Chen’s 10 wins are also the most for a rookie Taiwanese pitcher, breaking his own record of nine wins on July 29, when he outdid the previous best-of-eight set by Wang Chien-ming in 2005.

Coming off his previous start, when he struck out 12 in his team’s 6-1 victory over the Oakland A’s, Chen was just as efficient on Saturday.

The 26-year-old Kaohsiung-native threw 100 pitches over seven innings, including 73 strikes.

He struck out four batters and walked just one to improve his record to 10-6.

Mariners 1, Yankees 0

Felix Hernandez dominated the New York Yankees in their own ballpark again, pitching his third shutout of the season to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 1-0 win on a sunny, sticky Saturday.

Hernandez outpitched Hiroki Kuroda (10-8) in a duel of right-handers who had not lost since June.

Mike Carp hit an RBI single in the second inning for Seattle, which had its seven-game winning streak snapped the night before. The Yankees have lost 10 of 15.

After Robinson Cano doubled with two outs in the first, Hernandez (10-5) did not allow another runner to second. He retired Curtis Granderson, Derek Jeter and Cano in order in the ninth, fanning Cano to end the game in a breezy 2 hours, 32 minutes.

King Felix has the lowest career ERA at the new Yankee Stadium of any pitcher with at least two starts. After his latest masterful performance, he lowered his ERA to 1.13 after his second shutout at the new ballpark. Overall, it was the seventh career shutout for the All-Star right-hander.


In Oakland, California, David Cooper hit a tying homer in the ninth inning and Edwin Encarnacion scored on catcher George Kottaras’ throwing error in the 11th, lifting Toronto over Oakland.

The Blue Jays ended a six-game skid a day after they lost to the A’s 5-4 in 15 innings.

Cooper hit a solo homer off Ryan Cook with one out in the ninth. Cook gave up a tying, three-run shot in the ninth on Friday night.

Blue Jays starter Ricky Romero gave up a run and three hits in seven innings. He is winless in his last eight starts, receiving a total of six runs of support during that span.

In other AL play, it was:

‧ Rangers 4, Royals 2

‧ Tigers 6, Indians 1

‧ Angels 6, White Sox 5, 10 inns

‧ Twins 6, Red Sox 4

In National League play, it was:

‧ Phillies 3, Diamondbacks 0

‧ Nationals 10, Marlins 7

‧ Astros 3, Braves 2

‧ Reds 5, Pirates 4

‧ Cardinals 6, Brewers 1

‧ Giants 11, Rockies 6

‧ Mets 6, Padres 2

‧ Dodgers 3, Cubs 1

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