Los Angeles Angels Ohtani Shohei helped the team win with multi-hits.
On the 12th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 major league game against the Seattle Mariners held at Angel Stadium in Los Angeles, USA.메이저사이트
Ohtani was active with 3 hits and 1 run in 4 at-bats. It is an 8-game hit streak after going 0-for-4 against the Houston Astros on the 3rd. The Angels won 9-4.
Ohtani, who added two hits, recorded a batting average of 0.287, an on-base percentage of 0.359, and a slugging percentage of 0.571 for the season. His batting performance in June was a batting average of 0.351, an on-base percentage of 0.415, and a slugging percentage of 0.757.
The Angels scored 6 runs in the 3rd inning and seized the victory early. In the bottom of the first inning, lead batter Taylor Ward took the lead with a leadoff home run. Ohtani retired on a grounder to second base in his first at-bat.
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Ohtani appeared as the lead batter in the bottom of the third inning with a 3-0 lead. He opened the door for the Angels by going on base with a clean right-handed hit. Mike Trout got a hit and the runners piled up. Brandon Drury retreated with a fly ball in the infield. With one out and 1st and 3rd base, Matt Thais exploded a sweeping double. Hunter Renfroy’s timely hit continued, and the Angels ran away 6-0.
Ohtani completed a multi-hit game at the bottom of the 4th inning with no one on 1st and 2nd base. With Ohtani’s hit, the Angels had a chance to safely load the bases. Trout hit a sacrifice fly to add 1 point.
Seattle steadily recovered the score and followed it to 4-7. However, hopes were dashed when Chris Flexen, from the KBO League, made a decisive run at the end of the game.
Flexen took the mound as Seattle’s fifth pitcher in the bottom of the 7th inning, trailing 4-7, with no runners out. He shut out Lewis Len Hippo and Jared Walsh to get through his first inning cleanly.
But the bottom of the 8th was a nightmare. The first batter, Jack Neto, hit a home run. He gave Ward a walk and was hit by Ohtani. It seemed to escape the crisis by inducing Trout to play double. He allowed Drury a timely hit from 2nd and 3rd base. trailed 4-9. Another hit by Chad Wallach. Runners piled up again. He barely finished the 8th inning, blocking Hunter Renfroy with a shortstop grounder in 2nd, 1st and 2nd base. Flexen’s ERA soared to 7.38.
The Angels secured the victory with Jimmy Huggett in the top of the ninth.