Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer Saturday in the Los Angeles Angels' 8-3 defeat against the Houston Astros.

With Los Angeles trailing 4-0 at Angel Stadium, Ohtani followed Mike Trout into the box after the center fielder singled to lead off the fourth inning.

The 24-year-old Japanese rookie, batting cleanup as the Angels' designated hitter, sent a first-pitch changeup from Justin Verlander (13-8) past the center field wall, snapping the right-hander's streak of 26 consecutive scoreless innings at the Angels' ballpark. It was Ohtani's 14th home run.