ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani Hit two three-run homers, and drove in eight runs for a career-high of eight runs. Whit Merrifield With an RBI double, he led the 11th inning Kansas City Royals They held on to win 12-11 over the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday night
Ohtani hit a home run of 423 feet in the sixth, and a game-tying 438 foot shot in the ninth to make it the largest RBI game in his five-year career. The AL MVP also set the single-game Major League record for RBIs by Japanese-born players with a sacrifice-fly in the 11th.
Merrifield's eighth RBI was not enough for Ohtani. Kyle Isbel Driven in runs Jose Quijada (0-2) earlier on the 11th.
Daniel Mengden Strike out Mike Trout Two Angels were on base prior to Ohtani's flyout and he retired Jared Walsh On a game-ending popup. Mengden won his first save of this season and the second of all his career. Kansas City won its fifth game in six games despite a five-run deficit in the sixth and a three run lead in ninth.
Carlos Santana While rookie, he had four hits and drove home a season-high five runs. Bobby Witt Jr. He drove in four of his highest career runs and had his first multi-homer game. Despite losing slugger Salvador Perez Kansas City led 6-1 in the third after a thumb injury. The Angels were able to come back with the sixth inning.
Dylan Coleman Two Angels runners were left in the 10th (2-1).
Ohtani drove his 14th homer right-center to reduce the Angels' deficit down to 6-4 in the sixth. Royals starter Jonathan Heasley Ohtani's shot chased him with a four-hit pitch in the sixth inning.
After Santana's late RBI single, Witt's two-run homer and Santana's RBI single, Kansas City led 10-7 at the bottom of the ninth. Tyler Wade Singled and Trout walked together before Ohtani drove them home in that unstoppable blast of rightness.
Jared Walsh tripled, doubled, and homered while driving in two runs to the Angels. However, he was just short of reaching for his second cycle in 11 day.
Santana started his game with an RBI double, a two-run homer and then added RBI singles in each of the sixth and eighth innings. Witt scored in the first inning and added an RBI double to the seventh. He also hit a two-run homer on the ninth.
The Royals offense was strong against rookies Reid DetmersHe has been struggling since last month's no-hitter. After a 10 pitch at-bat in the opening, Witt hit his ninth homer. Santana scored two runs in the fourth.
Walsh scored three more base hits midway through the game but didn't score any additional runs in his next two at-bats. He was just one shy of matching his first career-cycle against the Mets on June 11.
Two Japanese players had previously scored seven runs in major league games. TadahitoIguchi achieved the feat for the White Sox back in 2006 and HidekiMatsui for the Yankees in 2009.
Phil Nevin, Angels interim manger, was dismissed in the seventh innings after he argued with the umpiring crew. His anger was not clear.
Ohtani (4-5, 3.28 ERA), hopes to win three consecutive mound victories against Kansas City's. Daniel Lynch (3-6, 5.19). Ohtani's previous pitching appearance against Kansas City was in 2018, his AL Rookie-of-the Year season.