Anaheim, California – Shohai Othani He follows a strict routine in every aspect of his life. When his latest Mount Start was delayed by 12 minutes by a pre-game ceremony honoring the Angels’ 2002 World Series champions, his meticulous production was a success even before he threw a pitch.
The slightly bumpy start led to a second straight incredible night for the two-way superstar.
Ohdani hit 13 runs off eight dominant innings off a 2-hit ball.
After giving up two singles to start the first innings, Ohdani (6-4) retired 16 straight for the Royals and 23 of the final 24 batsmen he faced. When fitting into the longest start of his main league career, he allowed only one pace runner in his final seven innings – on one walk, quickly destroyed by a double.
“I think the biggest thing is to put that zero in the first inning after dropping those first two wins,” Ohdani said through his translator. “I was able to do it, it set the tone for the game. I wanted to go as far as I could, but I didn’t think about the pitch count at the start of the game.
In the wake of a rare Southern California lightning storm that illuminated the sky beyond the center field in Big A, Ohtani performed a single and two walks on the plate in his latest electrified two-way performance.
After a night Othani hit two three home homers And at the expense of an extra innings, he scored eight more runs in his career, setting a new personal best for strikeouts through fanning. Emmanuel Rivera On his 108th and final pitch.
Angels interim manager Bill Nevin said, “He put us on his back.” I thought about taking him to eighth, and he was stubborn: ‘No. This is mine. I will stay. ‘ … what a day. What is his acting.
David McKinnon The Angels got their first major league win with a seventh RBI single, avoiding a series sweep with a fourth win in six games overall. Louis Rengifo McKinnon had an RBI double-hundred in seventh before hitting the score from right to left in that single, sacrificing his first career just two innings before the RBI.
After scoring 18 runs in the previous two games at Angel Stadium, the Royals closed for the second time in four days and for the 10th time this season. Kansas City still wins by seven out of five.
“It’s a scene,” said Royals manager Mike Matheny. “It’s a very unique skill on the field. I do not think you’ll find many comrades with as many weapons as we have seen today. He threw three different sliders, and a cutter and a curve. It will be a difficult day.
Ohdani has been unbeaten on Matt recently, allowing just one run in his last 20 innings in three starts. In His most recent home launch Two weeks ago, he pitched seven innings on a single run, and homegrown in a victory that broke the Angels ’franchise record of 14-game gliding.
Wit Merryfield And Andrew Benindendi He played solo in the Royals’ first two ad-battles against Ohdani, but he put down every batter he faced until Merrfield took a one-out walk in the sixth game – and Benitendi quickly got into the double.
Ohtani topped the second half twice at 99 mph in the second half, while he confused Kansas City, scoring 34 combined strikes on the swing and miss.
Daniel Lynch (3-7) Not so effective for the Royals at the start, but the left-hander cleverly shut down the Angels until they were loaded into the second inning with two walks and an infield single. Lynch, who left after McKinnon’s sacrificial fly, conceded three wins and five walks in 104 pitches.
Mike Trout The Angels got a day off, leaving their fighting line without a decisive punch. But MacKinnon came on as the team’s impossible cleanup hitter, claiming his first major league win since being called up for MLB debut last weekend.
McKinnon was delighted with his breakthrough swings, but other aspects of the game kept him excited.
“I want to play on the field behind Shoaib and see how good he is,” McKinnon said. “Being here is crazy.”
Royals: c Salvador Perez Matheny said he sat out after injuring his left thumb again on a swing Tuesday night, but the team still determines the severity of the injury after an MRI exam.
Angels: RHP Jimmy Herket He went on a 15-day injury list with a right shoulder stumbling block. Right-handed players Elvis Beguro and Oliver Ortega came from Triple-A Salt Lake, while random rookie Reed Ditmers Just six starts went down after throwing a no-hitter.
Royals: Zack Greenke is expected to be left out of the injured list on Friday as Kansas City begin their three-match weekend series against Auckland on home soil. Greinke (0-4, 5.05 ERA) went into the IL three weeks ago with a tight forearm.
Angels: After a day off at home, Los Angeles kicks off the three-game weekend series against Seattle on Friday night. No team has confirmed a starting player.