But after simplifying his leg raise, Ohtani broke out with a three-hit performance against Cleveland in his first game at Angel Stadium and followed that up by taking two-time American League Cy Young Award victor Corey Kluber deep to the opposite field the next day. The Athletics are listed with a money line of +150 to prevail.
Ohtani is scheduled to pitch Sunday the 23-year-old won his first big league start last weekend against the A's.
He is the first player to hit three home runs between a pair of pitching starts since Babe Ruth in 1919.
The public is backing the Angels today. He won his second straight game on Sunday, pitching 7 scoreless innings.Читайте также: Zuma appears in court accused of corruption
The regular season got into full swing on March 29, meaning the time had come for one of the most highly touted worldwide prospects of all time to make his Major League Baseball debut. Oakland managed to get the nod on Saturday with a 7-3 victory on the road.
In addition to placing Ramirez on the DL, the Angels also optioned Akeel Morris to Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled fellow right-handers Eduardo Paredes and Felix Pena from their top minor-league club.
Marcus Semien's clean one-out single to left broke up Ohtani's bid for a flawless game, and the two-way Japanese sensation finished the inning for a bravura performance with 12 strikeouts. He threw eight innings of stellar one-run ball against Texas in his last start. In fact, he is different from most players all throughout baseball history. Marcus Semien was the lone Athletics to drive in multiple runs. The Angels had 14 hits, including three each from Upton and Andrelton Simmons, and two each from Albert Pujols and Luis Valbuena. He served up home runs left and right, and many scouts thought he couldn't handle big-league pitching. Ohtani is also accomplishing this all while living in a foreign country with a starkly different culture and racial discrimination against Asians.
Pirates 5, Reds 0 • In Pittsburgh, Jameson Taillon (2-0) pitched a one-hitter for his first shutout in 45 major league starts, allowing Tyler Mahle's single to center with one out in the third. "I think things are going well because opponents don't know much about me".
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