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Pirates’ Kang Jung-ho has a winning, no-hit game

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ Kang Jung-ho had a silent game on Tuesday, going 0-for-4 against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Despite Kang’s hitless performance, the Pirates defeated the Brewers 6-3.

Playing third base while batting fifth, Kang’s first at-bat was at the top of the first inning, during which he was tagged out while trying to reach first base. Striking out during his next at-bat at the top of the fourth, Kang recorded another strikeout before the game came to its end.

Despite his poor showing on the plate, Kang had a decent day in fielding, including a double play at the bottom of the fifth. Although he made a fielding error in the first inning, he made up for the mistake two plays later, forcing out Hernan Perez of the Brewers.

Elsewhere in the majors, Kim Hyun-soo of the Baltimore Orioles didn’t start the game against the Boston Red Sox but came on as a pinch hitter at the bottom of the seventh inning and recorded a single during his first and only at-bat. The Orioles lost to the Red Sox 5-2.

Saint Louis Cardinals’ reliever Oh Seung-hwan took a day off while his team took down the Colorado Rockies 10-5.

By Choi Hyung-jo



OLYMPICS

Rome’s mayor to announce her decision on 2024 Games

ROME - Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi, who has long opposed the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics as unsustainable, will formally announce her decision on the candidacy Wednesday.

The mayor has scheduled a news conference on the bid at City Hall atop ancient Capitoline Hill.

Raggi has expressed her opposition for the bid since her candidacy earlier this year but hasn’t made any announcement on the issue since being elected in June.

It could mark Rome’s second withdrawal in four years after then-premier Mario Monti stopped the city’s plans to bid for the 2020 Games in 2012 because of financial conditions.

If Rome withdraws, only Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest, Hungary, would remain in the running for the 2024 Summer Games.

The IOC will decide the host in September 2017.

AP

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