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Sport After Ohtani dazzles Twins, Angels rally late for 2-1 win

03:25  14 may  2018
03:25  14 may  2018 Source:   ap.org

Shohei Ohtani set to return to mound Sunday for Angels

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 while pitching three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Zack Cozart got a walk-off RBI single in the Los Angeles Angels ' 2 - 1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday. Chris Young was hit by a pitch from Zach Duke (2-2) leading off the ninth.

After Ohtani left to a standing ovation, Bedrosian blew the lead in two batters. MIDDLETON LEAVES. Twins : Jake Odorizzi (3- 2 , 3.83 ERA) takes the mound when they return home for a makeup game against Seattle. The April 8 meeting was postponed by cold.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 while pitching three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Zack Cozart got a walk-off RBI single in the Los Angeles Angels' 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

Chris Young was hit by a pitch from Zach Duke (2-2) leading off the ninth. After Martin Maldonado bunted Young to second, Cozart cracked his second game-ending hit of the season into left field, where Eddie Rosario couldn't field it cleanly for a throw to the plate.

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After Ohtani racked up 11 strikeouts while yielding only three singles, Zack Cozart delivered a walk-off RBI single in the Angels ' 2 - 1 victory Sunday. Ohtani again dazzled his home fans while throwing a season-high 103 pitches in his sixth start for the Angels . With his fastball hitting 99 mph and his

After Ohtani racked up 11 strikeouts while yielding only three singles, Zack Cozart delivered a walk-off RBI single in the Angels ' 2 - 1 victory Sunday. Ohtani again dazzled his home fans while throwing a season-high 103 pitches in his sixth start for the Angels . With his fastball hitting 99 mph and his

BOX SCORE: ANGELS 2, TWINS 1

Although neither got a decision, two promising rookie pitchers put on a tantalizing duel at the Big A.

Ohtani was dominant again in his sixth big-league start, but the Angels' two-way sensation was denied his fourth win when he left after walking Logan Morrison on nine pitches in the seventh. Reliever Cam Bedrosian promptly allowed two hits, including pinch-hitter Joe Mauer's tying RBI single.

Fernando Romero pitched five innings of four-hit ball in his third big-league start for the Twins. The Dominican right-hander allowed his first career run in the fifth inning, but otherwise excelled against the Angels' veteran lineup.

Minnesota then put four straight batters on base in the ninth inning, yet the Angels kept it tied.

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After Ohtani dazzles Twins , Angels rally late for 2 - 1 win . Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 while pitching three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Zack Cozart got a walk-off RBI single in the Los Angeles Angels ' 2 - 1 victory over the Minnesota Twins Regular Season Series. LAA wins series 4-3. Game 7.

After Ehire Adrianza was thrown out at the plate by Ian Kinsler while attempting to score from first on Robbie Grossman's double, Blake Parker (1-1) got Brian Dozier to pop out with the bases loaded.

When Young and Cozart swiftly ended it, Parker got the win for throwing just one pitch.

Maldonado had two hits and a walk for the Angels, scoring the game's first run on Justin Upton's groundout in the fifth inning.

Romero's career-opening scoreless streak ended at 15 2/3 innings when Upton beat out a potential double-play grounder in the fifth, but he struck out six while walking three.

Ohtani was making his first daytime home start since he took a perfect game into the seventh inning of a brilliant one-hit, 12-strikeout performance against Oakland on April 8. He was in top form on the mound yet again while throwing a career-high 103 pitches.

The Twins managed two short singles early on, but Ohtani also struck out five straight and nine of 12 batters during the first four innings, with his 99-mph fastball alternating with vicious breaking pitches.

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  The Best Player in the World? Inside Shohei Ohtani's Unmatched Skills If you were to draw up the perfect player by taking the best tools of the sport’s most elite players, the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani would possess many of those traits.Scouts predicted the 23-year-old Ohtani would quickly give up hitting and focus his energies on the mound. A dismal spring training even raised questions about whether he should open the season in the minor leagues. It suddenly wasn’t clear he was all that good as a hitter or pitcher.

Shohei Ohtani belts a clutch two-run single to spark the Angels ' 9th-inning rally in a comeback win over the Blue Jays About Major League Baseball: Major

Shohei Ohtani helps Los Angeles Angels rally for 3-2 victory over Los Angeles Dodgers. The Angels were down to their last strike in the ninth inning when Ohtani battled back from a 0-2 count all the way to a walk against Kenley Jansen Blake Parker ( 2 - 1 ) pitched a scoreless inning for the win .

Morrison got two hits and that key walk against Ohtani while the rest of Minnesota's lineup struggled mightily against the Japanese star.

After Ohtani left to a standing ovation, Bedrosian blew the lead in two batters.

MIDDLETON LEAVES

Angels reliever Keynan Middleton threw just 12 pitches in the eighth inning, heading to the dugout with a 1-1 count on Rosario. Middleton only returned from the disabled list last Thursday after sitting out with elbow inflammation.

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Mike Trout didn't start for the first time this season, but the two-time AL MVP struck out looking as a pinch-hitter with two runners on in the seventh inning. He was on deck when Cozart ended it. Trout has played in all 39 games for the Angels, joining Upton in making an appearance every day so far this season.

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Twins: Jake Odorizzi (3-2, 3.83 ERA) takes the mound when they return home for a makeup game against Seattle. The April 8 meeting was postponed by cold. The right-hander has 38 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings this season.

Angels: Andrew Heaney (1-3, 4.78 ERA) is on the mound for the start of the Houston Astros' first visit to Angel Stadium since winning the World Series. The Halos won two of three against their AL West rivals last month in Houston.

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Los Angeles Angels ' Mike Trout, right, is forced out at second by Minnesota Twins second The latest was Andrelton Simmons after a one -out single in the sixth chased Jose Berrios at just 78 The Twins managed just two Dozier singles off Angels starter Garrett Richards across the first five

Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 while pitching three-hit ball into the seventh inning, and Zack Cozart got a walk-off RBI single in the Los Angeles Angels ' 2 - 1 Shohei Ohtani has already made clear why he was the most sought- after player in baseball this offseason. The Japanese two-way phenom is off to

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Tanaka strikes out Ohtani twice as Yankees beat Angels, 3-1 .
With all of Japan watching, Masahiro Tanaka delivered a gem. The righthander allowed just one run on three hits over six innings Sunday afternoon to lead the Yankees to a 3-1 series-clinching victory over fellow countryman Shohei Ohtani and the Angels at the Stadium.BOX SCORE: YANKEES 3, ANGELS 1Tanaka finished with eight strikeouts, two of which came against Ohtani — one in the first inning and one in the sixth. Heading into this series in the Bronx, there was immense anticipation over a potential starting-pitching matchup between Ohtani and Tanaka.

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