Shohei Ohtani threw six shutout innings and prolonged his hitting streak to 11 video games Thursday to raise the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Delivering one other sterling two-way efficiency, the reigning American League MVP struck out six, restricted Seattle to 3 hits and a pair of walks and batted 2-for-4 because the designated hitter.
He tied his personal-best hitting streak within the majors with singles within the third and fifth for the Halos, who snapped a three-game skid at Seattle’s T-Cellular Park.
Ohtani stated he in some way overcame the results of the middle-of-the-night flight to Seattle.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels hits a single within the fifth inning of a baseball recreation towards the Seattle Mariners on June 16, 2022, at T-Cellular Park in Seattle. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
“Bodily, I went into the sport not feeling all that nice because of our journey schedule,” he stated.
“However I nonetheless received a whole lot of motion, and once I missed within the zone, these pitches solely received fouled off. That is how good my stuff was.”
Mike Trout belted a two-run homer to open the scoring with two out within the prime of the third, then doubled the lead with one other two-run blast with two out within the seventh.
Ohtani (5-4) solely allowed Mariners runners into scoring place as soon as, with two out within the first, however was capable of get himself out of hassle. Following a wild pitch that noticed runners advance to second and third, he drew a groundout from Cal Raleigh to finish the inning.
Los Angeles Angels two-way participant Shohei Ohtani throws a pitch throughout a baseball recreation towards the Seattle Mariners on June 16, 2022, at T-Cellular Park in Seattle. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Together with his four-seam fastball working, the 27-year-old right-hander threw 1-2-3 innings within the third and fifth earlier than exiting on the finish of the sixth.
The win follows Ohtani’s excellent two-way exhibiting in his earlier begin on June 9, when he pitched a gem and hit a three-run homer because the Angels ended their franchise-worst 14-game shedding streak towards the Boston Purple Sox.