Mariners pitcher Yusei Kikuchi is going to his first MLB All-Star game. The left-hander was named to the All-Star team.
Kikuchi is the 14th Japanese-born player to go to the Midsummer Classic. He’s the fifth Japanese-born player from the Mariners selected to play. He joins Ichiro (10x), Kazuhiro Sasaki (2x), Shigetoshi Hasegawa (1), and Hisashi Iwakuma (1).
The 30-year-old has a 6-3 record with a 3.18 ERA. He’s also made 11 quality starts, most by a left-hander in the American League.
Kikuchi is currently Seattle’s lone representative for the game.
The All-Star game will be played July 13 at Coors Field in Denver,
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