Los Angeles Angels pitching star Shohei Ohtani (29) failed to score a hit, but got two walks and completed a multi-on-base run. The team completed a dramatic turnaround in the top of the 9th inning and succeeded in escaping from their 2nd consecutive loss.
On the 13th (Korean time), Ohtani started as the designated hitter 3 times against the Cleveland Guardians in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. With 2 at-bats, no hits and 2 walks, the batting average for the season slightly decreased from 0.293 to 0.289.
In the first at-bat, Ohtani went on base with a walk. After two shots in the top of the first inning, he calmly picked off opposing starter Logan Allen’s ball and stepped on first base. The second at-bat was in the top of the second inning. He got to first and second bases with two outs and returned with a swing strikeout.
In the top of the 5th inning, he stepped on first base as the lead batter and the catcher interfered with the hit. The moment Ohtani made a swing, the bat brushed against catcher Cam Gallagher’s mitt and was recognized as obstructing the hit.
In the top of the 7th inning, he got another walk on first base and went on the ground. In the top of the ninth inning, he struck out with a swing after a full count match at second base.
The Angels conceded a series of runs early in the game to take the lead. Starting pitcher Tyler Anderson was hit by a triple by Ahmed Rosario after getting one out in the bottom of the first inning. He gave up a sacrifice fly to Jose Ramirez from 1 out and 3 base, leading to a 0-1 lead.
The extra run was in the bottom of the second inning. With 1 out, 1st and 3rd base, Miles Straw allowed a sacrifice fly to make it 0-2.
The Angels did not stand still. Successfully reversed in the top of the 4th inning. Leading batter Anthony Rendon opened the game with a double. Hunter Renfro withdrew with a floating ball from second baseman, but Brandon Drury, a follow-up hitter from second base with one out, hit an RBI in a timely manner and followed it 1-2. Continuing the momentum, Gio Ursella’s 1 RBI double from 1 out and 1 base came out 2-2, and Jack Neto hit 1 RBI in a timely manner from 1 out 1 and 2 base, bringing the lead to 3-2.스포츠토토
In the bottom of the fifth, the score was tied. When Josh Bell grounded to 3rd base from 1st, 1st and 3rd bases, he gave up a run to the 3rd base runner, making it 3-3. After that, in the bottom of the 8th inning, Josh Naylor hit a solo home run and turned the game around 3-4.
In the top of the 9th inning, the last attack, the runner on third base dug home to Ranfro’s ground ball from 1st and 3rd base, making it 4-4, and in the continuing 1st, 1st, 3rd base, Drury hit a sacrifice fly to make the score 5-4. pulled out
With this victory, the Angels managed to escape from their second consecutive loss with a season record of 21 wins and 18 losses. The ranking is 2nd in the American League West Division.