The Boston Red Sox's Masataka Yoshida hit his first home run of the season in a 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

The Japanese designated hitter blasted a two-run shot to right-center in the sixth inning off Jose Suarez, extending the Red Sox's lead to 5-2 at Fenway Park.

Yoshida went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk in his 16th game of the season.

"It took me many games to hit my first homer, but I'm glad I got it done," Yoshida said. "I hope to get more hits in clutch situations."

Masataka Yoshida of the Boston Red Sox hits a two-run home run in the sixth inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels on April 14, 2024, at Fenway Park in Boston. (Kyodo)

At Dodger Stadium, San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish got a no-decision after allowing three runs in five innings in a 6-3 come-from-behind victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is 0-1 after five starts this season.

Darvish's Japanese teammate Yuki Matsui (2-0) got the win with 1-1/3 scoreless innings of relief. Jurickson Profar gave the Padres the lead for good with a three-run double in the seventh.

Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani struck out twice against Darvish before finishing 1-for-4 with a single.

San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish strikes out Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning of a game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on April 14, 2024. (Kyodo)

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