Shohei Ohtani’s two home runs and a scoreless inning of relief helped the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Thursday against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. It was another step forward for the Angels, who won their second straight game. Ohtani entered the game 0-for-10 with four walks and three strikeouts. His first-inning home run was the first of his career. His two-run shot in the fifth inning made it 3-0. Ohtani struck out his final batter to keep Seattle off the board in the seventh inning. He pitched one-third of an inning with one foul ball. Ohtani ….
The Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners with a walk-off homer to spoil the second game of the series. Los Angeles Manager Mike Scioscia led the Angels to their 10th win of the season and sixth straight victory.
ANAHEIM (AP) – Shohei Ohtani pitched six innings with four hits and 10 strikeouts, and Jose Rojas hit a crucial home run in the Los Angeles Angels’ 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night. Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels throws during the first inning of a game against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on the 4th. June 20, 2021 in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) Justin Upton hit a two-run homer for the Angels, and backstop Raisel Iglesias picked up his second win of the season for the Halos. The Ohtani star hit a walk-off single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning. READ MORE: Two killed in Lakewood accident In addition to allowing three hits that led to two runs, Ohtani (2-1) played well in the field in his eighth game of the season. Facing Seattle for the first time since his 2018 American League Rookie of the Year season, Ohtani did not walk and struck out eight of his last nine batters before being taken out of the game after throwing 76 pitches in 20 major league appearances. Ohtani was also 0-for-2 with a walk to second base for the Angels, for the fifth time this season for himself in the AL playoffs. J.P. Crawford hit his first home run and scored both runs for the Mariners, who lost to the Angels for only the second time in five games this season. Iglesias pitched superbly in the eighth after teammate Mike Myers left three runners on six pitches. After the Angels’ new starter handed out a pop and two strikeouts against the Mariners’ 2-3-4 batting lineup, he pitched a perfect ninth innings and recorded his 10th save. Robert Dugger pitched 2 1/3 innings and started the game in the bullpen for Seattle. Former Angels pitcher Hector Santiago (0-1) hit Rojas’ third homerun of his rookie season in the fourth inning. Ohtani had a rough start when Crawford, who grew up in nearby Long Beach and attended high school 18 miles from Angel Stadium, hit his first home run on a low fastball. Ohtani hit the next six shots, but Taylor Trammell made a two-out in the top of the third inning and scored after Crawford hit a sacrifice fly to right. Upton struck out 12 in the third game. homer of the season, bringing his total to 15 games in the 2019 season. READ MORE: Suspect arrested in random attack on Gardena gas station Upton also homered for the second season in a row and the fourth game in a row at Angel Stadium, a feat surpassed only by Bobby Bonds, who homered in five consecutive games at Anaheim in 1977, with the Angels. PRIMO GAME In the seventh inning, the Mariners were able to maintain a 3-2 lead. Juan Lagares tried to score from third base when Will West’s throw got away from Tom Murphy, but Murphy threw the ball to the running West, who dove on Lagares’ hip as he slid forward with his head. TRAINING ROOM Mariners: Dugger and the bullpen replaced Justin Dunn, who was placed on the injured list Wednesday with shoulder inflammation. … Seattle capitalized on the potential of its pitching organization by acquiring RHP Jaxel Rios from Tampa Bay for cash. At Triple-A Durham, Rios had an ERA of 0.66. Angel: LPH Jose Quintana will play 90-foot ball after being placed on the injury list Monday with left shoulder inflammation. CONTINUE Yusei Kikuchi (3-3, 3.88) is coming off two wins and six quality starts in a row for Seattle. He faces Los Angeles’ promising Alex Cobb (3-2, 3.78 ERA), who pitched seven scoreless innings in his last start in a win over Oakland. MORE NEWS : Federal judge rejects assault weapons ban in California (© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, transcribed or distributed).