Ohtani’s 2-way play, Walsh’s HRs lead Angels past ChiSox 7-4 – Washington, District of Columbia

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Anaheim, CA (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit a 451-foot home run and threw a two-hit ball in the fifth inning …

Anaheim, CA (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hits a 451-foot home run, throws a two-hit ball in the fifth inning, and Jared Walsh hits a walk-off home run 7-4 in the Los Angeles Angels in a historic two-way performance. It was. Defeat the Chicago White Sox on Sunday night.

Walsh hit two home runs. A three-run big shot from Matt Foster finished his third victory over Chicago in the Angels’ four-game season-opening series.

Otani reached another milestone in his unique career when he took the mound and occupied the second slot in the Angels batting order. He was the third pitcher in the 45th season in a game with a designated hitter, and was the first to hit the second since Jack Dunley Bee did it for the Cardinal in 1903.

Otani hit the most intense pitcher of the season’s baseball starting pitcher and hit the most intense of this season’s batter in just one shot. Otani hit 101 mph with a fastball, and the opening home run from Chicago’s Dylan Cease left the bat at 115 mph.

Even Otani’s two-time centered 109.7 mph lineout was hit harder than any other ball in the game, except for his own home run.

Otani also didn’t allow him to pass the first four innings, but his control problems defeated the fifth Chicago three-run rally. Otani left after a slow error by the passing ball and catcher Max Stassi, causing a horrific clash between Otani and AL MVP Jose Abreu on the home plate, but the Angels said the two-way star avoided injury. ..

Otani finished with seven strikeouts and five walks, showing off his typical duo of speed and erratic control in another world.

David Fletcher and Justin Upton drove early in the Angels, but Chicago finished fifth in a total of three runs with wild pitches and Stassi’s passballs.

Walsh regained the Los Angeles lead in fifth place in his first home run of the season, but Raisel Iglesias (1-0), close to the new Angels, couldn’t come up with a five-out save.

Chicago tied it in 9th place when Nick Madrigal defended Adam Eaton’s one-out grounder and then scored from 2nd place with an Iglesias slow error trying to reach 3rd place.

The White Sox scored 11-0 in the scoring runners, but scored four runs.

Dexter Fowler, who participated in the game with a rare AL double switch, singled off Jose Lewis (0-1) and led the 9th place. Anthony Rendon drew a one-out walk from Foster before Walsh secured his first career multihomer game.

Angels manager Joe Maddon used Albert Pujols as a pinch hitter and later used his NL management skills on a double switch to navigate the holes left in his lineup by Otani’s departure.

Trainers room

White Sox: SS Tim Anderson led and grounded the first inning, and he didn’t take the field for the lower half due to the tension of the left hamstring.

Angels: Otani left the game with general pain, but wasn’t injured, said General Manager Perry Minassian.

Sense vs. sensation

Otani has mastered the 28-year-old White Sox rookie Yamin Mercedes, who is unlikely to have recorded the first eight major league hits in the last two games. Otani defeated Mercedes in the second and fourth innings, dropping the average of designated hitters to .727.

Mercedes defeated infield hits with a ninth hit in three games.


White Sox: Carlos Rodon will take the mound in Seattle on Monday to open a three-game series with the Mariners.

Angels: Jose Quintana will make her Haros debut on Monday when she opens a two-game series with the Houston Astros.


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