Los Angeles Angels star ShoheiOhtani strikes out 13 batters, a record for him in the 5-0 win over Kansas City Royals

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani A career-high 13 strikeouts were recorded in eight dominant two-hit innings. The AL MVP reached base three times during the game. Los Angeles Angels‘5-0 victory over Kansas City Royals Wednesday night

Ohtani (6-4), who had given up two singles to begin the first, was able to retire 16 straight Royals and 23 consecutive of the 24 batters that he faced. Although he had the longest start to his major league career, Ohtani (6-4) allowed only one baserunner in seven innings. This was on a walk which was quickly erased with a double play.

Ohtani's electrifying two-way performance was accompanied by a rare Southern California lightningstorm that illuminated the skies far beyond centerfield at the Big A. Ohtani also took one and two walks at the plate against this backdrop.

Ohtani struck out two more times after hitting three-run homers. Emmanuel Rivera His 108th and final pitch.

David MacKinnon His first major league hit was an RBI single in the seventh game for the Angels. They avoided a sweep of the series by winning their fourth straight game. Luis Rengifo After scoring an RBI double in the seventh, MacKinnon scored on the single to his right. He also got his first career RBI two batters earlier with a sacrifice fly.

After scoring 18 runs at Angel Stadium in the two previous games, the Royals were eliminated for the second straight day and for the 10th time this year. Kansas City has still won five out of seven.

Ohtani has been unbeatable lately on the mound, allowing only one run over his last 20 innings in three starts. He pitched seven innings and scored a run in his home debut two weeks ago. The victory ended the Angels' record 14-game losing streak.

Whit Merrifield And Andrew Benintendi Singled in the Royals' initial two at-bats against Ohtani. But the Angels' two way superstar then took out every batter until Merrifield drew an out-field walk in the sixth. Benintendi was quickly grounded into a double-play.

Ohtani was able to hit 99 mph twice in his second half while dazzled Kansas City. Ohtani also had 34 combined strikes, either called swing-and-misses.

Daniel Lynch The Royals (3-7) was not as efficient early on but Lynch, a left-hander, shut down the Angels until the fifth with two walks and an infield double. Lynch, who was relieved by MacKinnon’s sacrifice fly, allowed five hits and five walks while pitching a record-breaking 104 pitches.

Mike Trout Angels got a day off, which meant that their lineup was severely lacking in punch. After being called up last weekend to make his MLB debut, MacKinnon was the team's unlikely cleanup hitter.

Andrew Velazquez And Taylor Ward Los Angeles eighth Insurance Runs


Royals Salvador Perez After injuring his thumb again on Tuesday night's swing, he sat down. Manager Mike Matheny stated that they are still assessing the extent of the injury and will be scheduling an MRI.

Angels: RHP Jimmy Herget A right shoulder impingement put him on the 15 day injured list. While right-handers Elvis Peguero (Salt Lake Triple-A) and Oliver Ortega (Salt Lake Triple-A), Oliver Ortega was an inconsistent rookie Reid Detmers After throwing a no-hitter, he was able to get six runs.


Royals: Zack Greinke, a Royals pitcher, is expected to be activated from the injured list on Friday in Kansas City's three-game weekend series against Oakland. Greinke (0-4 and 5.05 ERA) was on the IL for a strained right forearm.

Angels: Los Angeles begins a three-game weekend series with Seattle on Friday night. The starters were not confirmed by either team.

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