Surprise after surprise. Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) threw a complete game shutout in Game 1 of the doubleheader and hit back-to-back home runs in Game 2.
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim split a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on April 28 (ET).체스카지노
Ohtani started game one and threw nine innings of one-hit ball, throwing 111 pitches (71 for strikes). He struck out eight.
Shohei Ohtani. Photo by Getty Images Korea
Ohtani did not allow a single run to the Detroit offense, despite giving up one hit and three walks. It was his first complete game in the major leagues.
Ohtani then batted second in the second game of the doubleheader and hit a two-run shot over the left field fence off Detroit starter Matt Manning in the second inning.
So far, so amazing. But Ohtani defied convention. In the fourth inning, with a 6-2 lead, Ohtani again hit a solo shot over the center field fence.
In other words, after pitching his first major league complete game in Game 1, he followed it up with a back-to-back home run in Game 2. Only Ohtani can do that.
This was Ohtani’s 37th and 38th home runs of the season. He leads the majors in home runs. Increased his lead over second-place Matt Olson to six. 10 away from second place in the American League.