Major League Baseball Angels Shohei Otani made a full appearance as a designated hitter in the Athletics match, marking his longest streak of hits in 13 games.
On the 28th, Otani started the game against the Athletics at Anaheim, his home ground, as No. 3 and designated hitter.
In the first at-bat of the 1st inning, he hit a breaking ball on the out-course to protect the space between first and second bases, and hit a ground ball to the shortstop. I tried to appeal for a decision, but the bench didn’t move, and it was a short grounder.
In the second at bat of the 4th inning, immediately after catching up with Trout’s No. 38 solo home run, he caught a low breaking ball after being driven in and was more than 8 kilometers faster than Trout’s home run. He hit the ball at 176.5 km/h and brought it to the front of the right.
Otani stepped on the winning home in a timely manner, and the Angels scored three points this time to turn the game around.
In the 3rd at-bat of the 5th inning, he hit high and left fly, and in the 4th at-bat of the 7th inning, he struck out.
The Angels won 4-1 and have a three-game winning streak.
On the 29th, Otani will start pitching for the 15th win in the Athletics match on the 30th Japan time, and will be broadcast on NHK from 10:30 am on BS1.