December 18, 2014
Former Wolf Pack and New York Yankees pitcher Darrell Rasner won his first game in Japan on Sunday, giving up three hits over the distance in the Rakuten Eagles' 4-1 win over the Seibu Lions.
Rasner (1-0) struck out eight and walked none in the 116-pitch outing. The only run he gave up was a solo homer to Takeya Nakamura in the second inning.
In his first start a week ago, Rasner gave up six runs in 3 1-3 innings.
Rasner was 5-10 last season with a 5.40 ERA in 24 games and 20 starts for the Yankees, who sold his contract to the Eagles in November.