Anaheim, California – Shuhei Ohtani He hit two three-stroke crews, including a dramatic linkage engine at the bottom of the ninth-stroke. He led eight runs in his career, being the most Japanese-born player in Major League history.
And somehow, it wasn’t enough for the Los Angeles Angels to defeat the Kansas City Royals.
Wait Merryfield He led the 11th inning with an RBI double, and the Royals overcame Ohtani’s historic performance in a 12-11 victory on Tuesday night.
Ohtani crushed Homer 423 feet on the sixth shot and 438 feet on the ninth, giving him the biggest RBI match of his five-year career. The MLS Player of the Year then set the single-game record for RBIs by a Japanese-born player with a sacrifice fly in the eleventh inning.
While he never publicly complains, Ohtani would be fully justified in frustration with his L.A. teammates’ tepid performance behind his recent championships. But the royals knew that they had won some great strikes of their own, including the historical games of both Carlos Santana upward Bobby Witt Jr..
“This is one of the most fun games I’ve ever been in,” said Witt, who had his first multiplayer game while leading four professional runs. “Just from top to bottom, there was a lot of energy going on. It was an explosion. … every time or [Mike]Trout comes to the plate, and you hold your breath a little there. It’s fun watching them play, and I hope they don’t cause as much damage as they did against us (tonight).”
Daniel Mengden Trout with two angels hit the base before Ohtani escaped, and retired Jared Walsh In the end game popup. Mengden achieved his first save this season and the second in his career, as Kansas City maintained its fifth victory in six games despite advancing by five games in the sixth lead and three rounds in the ninth.
“Just the energy and the fighting, the way we kept hitting,” Kansas City Manager Mike Matheny said. “We’d take one, and they kept coming back. That’s what I like to see…You see a game like that, and it’s a game that starts to repeat itself.”
Santana had four hits and led at the highest level of the season by five runs with the Royals, who beat the Angels crew despite losing Salvador Perez For a thumb injury in the third inning. Kansas City advanced 6-1 halfway through sixth before the Star Angels finally started.
Combined with Otani’s superiority, Walsh doubled, tripled, and landed while driving two rounds in favor of the Angels. He failed the second cycle in 11 days.
“It hurts,” said Phil Nevin, Angel’s interim manager. “This room hurts right there. It feels right at your fingertips a few times, and you’ve worked really hard to get back into it. We never get the top spot, but there’s a lot of great showings. We’ve managed to swing the bat nicely in some tight spaces.”
Otani trimmed the Angels’ deficit to 6-4 when Homer drove his No. 14 to the right of center. Royals start Jonathan Hesley He threw a four-stroke in the sixth before Ohtani’s shot chased him away.
Kansas City then advanced 10-7 to enter the bottom of ninth after RBI’s late Santana song and Homer Wait, but Tyler Wade He and Trout walked in before Otani led them home with an undoubted blast to the right.
Dylan Coleman (2-1) Two angels runners are stranded on the tenth.
Santana started his monsters game with a two-round RBI and Homer double before adding the RBI singles in the sixth and eighth rounds. Witt made in the first inning, RBI added a double from the wall in the seventh inning and threw Homer out two innings in the ninth.
Walsh got three extra basic hits in four rounds mid-game, but he couldn’t get two extra kicks. He finished shy of one match of his first career cycle on June 11 against the Mets.
The Japanese players have already led in seven games in a major league match. Tadahito Iguchi did it for the White Sox in 2006, and Hideki Matsui rewarded him with the Yankees in 2009.
Nevin was sent off during a change of court in the seventh game after a noisy argument with the referee’s staff. Nevin was pissed off at a fleeting, arguable call on Halos’ savior Andrew Wantz earlier in the game.
Royals: Perez injured his thumb during a swing, but stayed in the match and completed his hits. The catcher said he’ll have an MRI scan on his left thumb Wednesday, and wouldn’t be surprised if he missed a few days. “I hope it’s not a bad thing,” Perez said. “I just have to wait.”
Ohtani (5-4, 3.28 ERA) appears to combine three straight wins in the final series against Kansas City Daniel Lynch (3-6, 5.19). Otani’s only previous public debut was against Kansas City in the 2018 junior season.
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