LA Angels two-hitter Shohei Ohtani, 29, has been on a tear. He tossed a complete game shutout in Game 1 of a doubleheader, then followed it up with a multi-hit performance in Game 2 to lead the Angels to their fourth straight win.
Ohtani started as the No. 2 designated hitter in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Field in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on April 28. He went 2-for-3 with two home runs, three RBIs and two runs scored on the day, raising his season batting average slightly to .298 from .296.
His first hit came in the top of the first inning. He looked at a four-seam fastball from opposing starter Matt Manning and struck out on three pitches.
In his second at-bat, he made it count. With the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the second inning, he battled Manning for seven pitches before crushing a four-seam fastball over the left field fence for a two-run homer (his 37th of the season). The pitch traveled 383 feet (116.7 meters) at a speed of 107.6 mph (173.1 km/h) with a launch angle of 25 degrees.
Ohtani was relentless. He homered in his third at-bat. Two batters later in the fourth inning, with his team leading 6-2, he took another Manning four-seam fastball over the center field wall. Ohtani’s solo home run (his 38th of the season) traveled 435 feet (132.5 meters) with a launch angle of 22 degrees and a speed of 116.9 mph (188.1 km/h).
Ohtani was then replaced by pinch-hitter Michael Stefanik in the fourth inning, ending his long day.
The Angels put together a big inning in the top of the second to take an early lead. Leadoff hitter Mike Moustakas singled up the middle to lead off the inning. Matt Tice (swinging strikeout) and Hunter Renfroe (foul fly to first base) followed with singles to stall the flow, but the bats stayed focused.
After Eduardo Escobar drew a walk to put runners on first and second, Luis Renfroe hit an RBI triple to make it 2-0. Zack Neto’s RBI single made it 3-0 and Ohtani’s two-run homer extended the lead to 5-0.
The first run came in the bottom of the third. With runners on first and third, Spencer Tokelson grounded out to third, but allowed a runner to score from third to cut the deficit to 5-1. In the second inning, he gave up an RBI single to Kerry Carpenter to make it 5-2.
The Angels quickly made up for the two runs they gave up. In the top of the fourth, Escobar hit a solo shot to make it 6-2, and two batters later, Ohtani homered again to make it 7-2. In the top of the sixth, Renfroe hit a solo home run to make it 8-2.온라인카지노
The Angels scored a run in the bottom of the seventh on a throwing error by shortstop Neto to make it 8-3, and a run in the bottom of the eighth on an RBI single by Zach McKinstry with runners on first and second to make it 8-4. In the bottom of the ninth, Tice doubled with the bases loaded to make it 10-4 and Renfroe followed with an RBI single to make it 11-4.
The Angels extended their winning streak to four games behind the explosive Ohtani.