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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 ...

Angels end six-game slide

Baseball / MLB Aug 28, 2018

Angels end six-game slide

Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani homered, Eric Young Jr. drove in the go-ahead run during a five-run eighth inning and the Los Angeles Angels blew a three-run lead before rallying to snap their six-game skid with a 10-7 victory over the Colorado Rockies on ...

Shohei Ohtani tosses 29 pitches in simulated game

Baseball / MLB Aug 21, 2018

Shohei Ohtani tosses 29 pitches in simulated game

Shohei Ohtani, who is recovering from a right elbow injury, threw a simulated game at the Los Angeles Angels' training facility in Tempe, Arizona on Monday. The Angels reported that everything went smoothly as the 24-year-old faced hitters in the batter's box for the first ...

Angels lose to Rangers despite Shohei Ohtani's efforts

Baseball / MLB Aug 20, 2018

Angels lose to Rangers despite Shohei Ohtani's efforts

Shohei Ohtani doubled and scored a go-ahead run on Sunday but the Los Angeles Angels surrendered the lead and suffered a 4-2 loss against the Texas Rangers. With the Angels trailing 1-0 in the top of the fourth, Ohtani, batting third as the Angels' designated ...