Ohtani Shohei (LA Angels), who had been silent for two consecutive games, led the victory with a home run and a RBI in the final.
On the 19th (Korean time),안전놀이터 Ohtani started as the designated hitter in the 2023 major league match against the Baltimore Orioles held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, and scored 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 1 run in 5 at-bats.
On the 16th, Ohtani recorded 4 hits, 1 home run, 3 RBIs and 3 runs in 5 at-bats in the first game of a 4-game series against Baltimore, and then went silent for 2 consecutive games. However, he hit a home run in the first at bat of the game.
Ohtani got his first at-bat with two outs and no runners in the top of the first inning. He swung at Tyler Wells’ first pitched four-seam fastball, but received a two-pitch, 85.5 mph (approximately 137 km/h) changeup and hit it over the right wall. This marked his 10th home run of the season. He hit double-digit home runs for the third year in a row.
After Mike Trout hit a two-run homer in the top of the 3rd inning, Ohtani came out for the second time at bat, but withdrew with a floating ball to left field. In his third and fourth at-bats, he was out with an infield fly ball and a fly ball to center fielder, respectively.
The last chance came to Ohtani, who retired with three consecutive at-bats. He came to the plate with 2 outs and bases loaded in the top of the 8th inning with a score of 5-5. Baltimore put Danny Coolum on the mound to deal with Ohtani. Ohtani pulled Coolum’s first ball sweeper. First baseman Ryan Mountcastle threw himself to catch the ball, but Ohtani’s feet were faster than Coolum’s base cover. Ohtani’s infield hit came out. Third base runner Jack Netu came home and turned the game around.
After two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, where the Angels led 6-5, Adley Luchman was sent out with an automatic fourth pitch after being hit by a double by pinch hitter Cedric Mullins. With 2 out on 1st and 2nd base, Carlos Estevez struck out 3 pitches against Mount Castle and succeeded in escaping from 2 consecutive losses.
Meanwhile, the Angels will play three home matches against Minnesota at home from the 20th.