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Ohtani still in swing of things

Baseball / MLB Sep 29, 2018

Ohtani still in swing of things

Shohei Ohtani could have shut it down already. He could have wrapped up his singular rookie season with the Los Angeles Angels and proceeded straight to the Tommy John surgery looming for him next week. Instead, Ohtani is still slugging away in the eighth inning ...

Ohtani reaches 20-homer mark in loss

Baseball / MLB Sep 16, 2018

Ohtani reaches 20-homer mark in loss

AP Shohei Ohtani became the second Japanese major leaguer to hit 20 home runs in a single season when he connected for a solo shot during the Los Angeles Angels' 6-5 defeat against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Right after teammate Mike Trout connected on a ...

Scioscia says Ohtani won't pitch in '19

Baseball / MLB Sep 14, 2018

Scioscia says Ohtani won't pitch in '19

Shohei Ohtani will not pitch next year, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday before his team's 8-2 loss against the Seattle Mariners. When asked by reporters if Ohtani will pitch next season, Scioscia said that he would not take the mound and that ...

AL Player of the Week Ohtani continues hit streak

Baseball / MLB Sep 11, 2018

AL Player of the Week Ohtani continues hit streak

Shohei Ohtani extended his hitting streak to eight games with a fourth-inning double but the Los Angeles Angels were defeated 5-2 by the Texas Rangers on Monday. Ohtani, who was named Player of the Week for the Sept. 3-9 period, proved himself worthy of his ...

Ohtani equals Matsui with latest home run

Baseball / MLB Sep 5, 2018

Ohtani equals Matsui with latest home run

Shohei Ohtani hit his first MLB home run off a left-hander and his 16th of the season, but the Los Angeles Angels lost 4-2 against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night. Ohtani, who hit .309 against lefties compared to .279 versus right-handers while playing for ...

Shohei Ohtani takes loss in return to mound for Angels

Baseball / MLB Sep 3, 2018

Shohei Ohtani takes loss in return to mound for Angels

George Springer knew something was different about Shohei Ohtani in his second at-bat against the Angels' pitcher during the third inning on Sunday night. "The velocity drop was probably the obvious," Springer said. "He was throwing 98-99 (mph, 158-159 kph) and then came out ...

Shohei Ohtani gets green light to pitch again

Baseball / MLB Aug 31, 2018

Shohei Ohtani gets green light to pitch again

Rookie right-hander Shohei Ohtani, who has been sidelined as a pitcher for nearly three months with an elbow injury, will start Sunday night against the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Thursday. The 24-year-old admitted he has been cleared to pitch this ...