— Shohei Ohtani looked hurt, hobbling around home plate after fouling a ball off the inside of his right knee.
Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer
Another eventful Shohei Ohtani start day against the lowly D-backs on Friday. He allowed two runs in five innings, but given two balks and a runner advancing to first base on a strikeout, he pitched a lot better than his line score. He also spent an inning in right field and hit two doubles despite fouling a ball off his knee. 10 weeks in, his ERA is 2.85 and his OPS is .961. Incredible.
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— Shohei Ohtani hit the longest homer of his major league career in the first inning, and the surging Los Angeles Angels pounded a season-high five homers in an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.
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— Max Stassi and the Angels turned Jackson Kowar's major league debut into a Royal nightmare.
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— Seattle's Logan Gilbert earned his first major league victory Sunday, but for Angels' starter Patrick Sandoval the torturous wait continues.
— Considering the Los Angeles Angels' struggles the first two months of the season, it would have been easy to write them off after Alex Cobb gave up a grand slam during the fourth inning Saturday night, giving the Seattle Mariners a four-run lead.
— Shohei Ohtani gave up a leadoff homer on an underthrown fastball, and it didn't shake him. He maintained his mechanics, deployed his vicious splitter and mostly shut down the Seattle Mariners for six strong innings.
— Jake Fraley went from seeing double to hitting his first major league homer.
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— Anthony Rendon drove in five runs, Max Stassi returned from a concussion and hit an RBI double, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 8-1 on Tuesday night.
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— Evan Longoria hit a two-run homer in the fourth before later leaving with a sore right side muscle, LaMonte Wade Jr. connected the next inning to back Johnny Cueto, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-1 on Monday.
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— Jared Walsh’s 12th homer sparked a four-run second inning, four relievers combined for six scoreless innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Sunday.
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— Shohei Ohtani hit a key two-run single, Alex Cobb struck out eight over seven scoreless innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Saturday.
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— Jed Lowrie scored the tiebreaking run from second base in the seventh inning after left fielder Justin Upton bobbled Matt Chapman’s single, Bob Melvin tied the Oakland record for managerial wins and the Athletics beat Shohei Ohtani and the Los...