Ohtani on mound for Angels again vs. Royals


The series will continue tomorrow at 7:15 p.m.

Justin Upton homered leading off the Los Angels fourth to make it 2-0. Gamblers can wager on the game's total with odds sitting at -125 for over nine runs and +105 for under nine.

Japan had become somewhat blase about sending its top players to Major League Baseball in recent years. "I grew up, I was born in a cold place", Ohtani said through a translator. Los Angeles has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. With AP Photos.Shohei Ohtani's games are shown live in the morning by national broadcaster NHK.

Some have noted that much of Ohtani's success so far has come against the lowly Oakland A's, a team that is off to a rocky start. In his first start against the Tigers, he went seven innings and allowed just three hits.

The Royals, who have lost eight of 11, have scored a total of 32 runs this season - and 10 of those came in Monday's victory over Seattle. The over has hit in one of those games, as opposed to three that've cashed the under.

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And, yes, the Rangers were lousy, losing to the Angels, 7-2, as they completed the kind of sweep that can energize a visiting bunch. The Angels are on a five game win streak right now, with the last four wins all coming on the road.

4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a right-handed starter. A 23-year old rookie from Japan that unfairly drew comparisons to Babe Ruth, who by the way, is the GOAT, had one of the greatest weeks an athlete has ever had in his very first week in major league baseball. They are now averaging just 2.91 runs per game this season while allowing 4.45 per contest.

Holds: Parker (1), Wood (3). The right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.67 ERA in five starts against Chicago.

The Kansas City hitters have put up 2.9 runs per outing, including 3.4 per game over their last five.

The Royals have been the opposite of the Angels this season, falling to 3-8 overall and 1-5 at home following Thursday's loss.

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Jordyn Friel and Miranda Nutter picked up RBIs as well in the inning to give the Lady Panthers a 12-2 10-run rule victory. Molly Pendley put the Lady Warriors back up two with an RBI single into left field that loaded the bases for Olivia Ball.

Moustakas seemed to have some trouble hitting lefties at home in 2017. Orlando singled home Jorge Soler, who had started things off with a double, with the first run of the inning.

According to FanGraphs, Ohtani had a 1.0 WAR (wins above replacement) last week (0.5 WAR as a pitcher and 0.5 WAR as a hitter).

Now what can be taken away from this at-bat is, not only can Ohtani rake, but he is also capable of adjustment.

The Angels have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games.

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