Shohei Ohtani belted his American League-leading 21st home run and got multiple hits for the fourth straight game during the Los Angeles Angels' 6-3 loss against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday.

While his team's three-game winning run came to an end at Globe Life Field, Ohtani's two-run, opposite-field shot off Will Smith in the ninth inning saw the two-way star move two clear of the New York Yankees' Aaron Judge on the AL home run chart.

Batting second as the designated hitter, Ohtani also singled in the fourth as he went 2-for-4 with a walk, raising his batting average to .299.

Marcus Semien broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer for the Rangers in the seventh, and Corey Seager followed with a solo shot, both off Jimmy Herget.

Chicago Cubs outfielder Seiya Suzuki, like Ohtani, went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a walk on the day as his team won 10-6 against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

With the Cubs leading 7-6 in the eighth, Suzuki doubled to right-center field to plate two insurance runs off Colin Holderman at Wrigley Field.