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BASEBALL | Kohei Arihara Takes the Loss in His First MLB Start Since September 2021

The Texas Rangers right-hander allowed three runs in 5⅔ innings against the AL West rival Oakland A’s.

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Texas Rangers starter Kohei Arihara fires a pitch in the first inning against the Oakland A's in Arlington, Texas, on August 16. (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY SPORTS)

A day after Tony Beasley was named the Texas Rangers’ interim manager, Kohei Arihara made his first start for the MLB club this season on Tuesday, August 16.

Arihara, who spent most of the season with the Triple-A Round Rock Express, allowed a single run in each of the first three innings and left the game after tossing 93 pitches in 5⅔ innings against the visiting Oakland A’s at Globe Life Field.

The Rangers trailed 3-0 at that point. Texas lost 5-1 after winning Beasley’s first game in charge on Monday in the series opener against Oakland.

With the loss, the Rangers, who are in third place in the American League West, dropped to 52-64. The A’s are 42-75, the worst record in the AL.

“I thought he (Arihara) threw the ball very well,” Beasley, who replaced the fired Chris Woodward as manager, told reporters, according to The Associated Press. “I thought the first inning, he [gave up] the little base hits that just had eyes. He had some unfortunate things happen.”

Read the full story, here, on JAPAN Forward’s dedicated sports website, SportsLook.

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Author: Ed Odeven

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