Murakami has hit a home run for the second straight game

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Munetaka Murakami has hit a home run for the second straight game. He hit three home runs in two consecutive games to take the top spot in the batting order.

Murakami started at third base four times in the lineup against the Yokohama DeNA BayStars at Jingu Stadium in Japan on April 19.

He led off the second inning with a single and was thrown out at third base on a fielder’s choice. With one out in the fourth inning, he singled to right but was stranded at second base.

Trailing 2-3 in the top of the sixth, 안전놀이터 Osuna hit a tying solo home run. Murakami followed with an infield single to shortstop. An error and a wild pitch loaded the bases with two outs, but no one came through.

In the end, it was Murakami who came through. Leading off the eighth inning, Murakami took a full swing at a three-pitch fastball up the middle on a two-strike count, and the moment it hit the plate, it was a big enough pitch to send it over the right-field wall for a home run. It was his third home run of the season.

Murakami also homered against Chunichi on Aug. 18 at Nagoya’s Banterin Dome.

He hit a two-run home run with two outs in the first inning. Murakami went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored in Yakult’s 11-5 victory.

Murakami struggled to find his groove after opening the game. After failing to record a hit in the No. 4 spot in the batting order, he was moved to the No. 2 spot for the first time in five years. He hit his first home run in 54 at-bats in the opening 13 games against Yokohama on April 14.

Once the home run gun went off, Murakami returned to the No. 4 spot and homered in two consecutive games. By the 19th, Murakami was batting 3-for-3 in 17 games (19 RBI in 57 at-bats) to lead the Central League. 온라인카지노사이트 His home runs (three) are tied for third behind teammate Osuna (four).

Murakami became the youngest player in history to win three batting titles in 2022, setting a new record for most home runs in a season by a Japanese hitter with 56. He also became the youngest player to complete the “Triple Crown” with a batting average of 3.018 and 134 RBIs.

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