Solo’s first grand slam Otani’s MVP mode explodes LAA 11-3 TB
Shohei Otani’s bat exploded. He hit his first grand slam in his career.
The Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-3 at Angel Stadium on the 10th (Korea Standard Time) with two home runs by Otani.
The Angels, who marked their second consecutive win, reached the top of the American League West with 20 wins (11 losses) in the season. Tampa Bay lost two consecutive games, 18 wins and 12 losses, widening its gap with the leading Yankees in the Eastern District to three games.
It is the second time this season that Ohtani has hit two home runs in a game, following the Texas Rangers match on April 16, and the grand slam is the first record since his major league debut in 2018 as well as Japanese professional baseball. On the day, Ohtani hit three hits in four at-bats, including two home runs, five RBIs and three runs scored. He is the best hitter since he entered the Major League.
The Angels easily played the game with four home runs.
Tampa Bay scored the first run with Randy Arosarena’s solo home run in the top of the fourth inning. However, the Angels immediately turned the tables with Jarrett Walsh’s three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth inning. Leading Mike Trout hit left-handed and Otani hit a heavy hit to first and second base with no outs. Walsh, who entered the batter’s box after one out, hit a fastball in the middle of the 91 miles of Tampa Bay left-hander Jeffrey Springs to connect it to his fourth home run of the season.
The Angels widened the gap to 6-1 with Trout and Otani’s consecutive home runs in the bottom of the sixth inning with a 3-1 lead. When leading Brandon Masi got on base with an infield hit to first base, Trout pulled the 93-mile fastball of opposing left-hander Jalen Vix and hit a two-run shot over the left fence. Otani then pushed VIXX’s 81-mile first pitch cutter and slightly passed the left-center fence 토토사이트
Otani’s bat didn’t stop here. In the bottom of the seventh inning, when he was chased 3-6, he fired a home run again. With the bases loaded with no outs, Trout got a walk to push, making it 7-3, and Otani entered the batter’s box. On ball count 3B1S, Otani pushed an 88-mile-long corner from opponent right-hander Calvin Forschay to connect it to a grand slam that went far over the left fence. It was the first grand slam in the Major League, the sixth home run of the season, and the 99th home run of his career.
Angels starter Noah Syndergaard won his third win of the season by pitching well to prevent seven hits, seven strikeouts and one run in 5⅓ innings.
Otani tied the game with a double in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs and runners on first and third bases, trailing 2-4 against the Washington Nationals the previous day, and stepped home on Anthony Rendon’s walk-off hit to become the main player in the winning series. Now, it seems that it has raised its condition to unanimous MVP mode.