Shohei Ohtani became the first starting pitcher since at least 1906 to open a game batting in the leadoff spot and earn a win during the Los Angeles Angels’ 6-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday in Anaheim, California.

Ohtani (7-1) threw six innings of two-run ball, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out six. He fanned MVP candidate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. twice and lowered his ERA to 2.93.

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