Royals beat Ohtani’s 2 HRs, 8 RBIs to beat Angels 12-11

ANAHEIM, California (AP) – Shohei Ohtani scored two three-pointer homer and led to eight tracks, but Whit Merrifield led the 11th innings with a double RBI before the Kansas City Royals hung on for their 12-11 win over Los Angeles tonight. on Tuesday.

Ohtani smashed a 423-foot Homer in the sixth and a 438-foot tie in the ninth, giving him the biggest RBI game of his five-year career in the state. AL’s MVP then set the record for a major RBI league match from a Japanese-born player with a sacrificial fly in the 11th inning.

But Ohtani’s eighth RBI was not enough as Merrifield and Kyle Isbel led to runs from Jose Quijada (0-2) earlier in the 11th.

Daniel Mengden hit Mike Trout with two angels at the base before Ohtani’s flyout and retired from Jared Walsh in a pop-up window that ended the game. Mengden won his first save of the season and his second of his career as Kansas City held their fifth win in six games, despite having a five-game lead in sixth and a three-game lead in ninth.

Carlos Santana had four hits and led to five tracks for the Royals, while rookie Bobby Witt Jr. had his first multi-race game while leading on four top career tracks. Kansas City led 6-1 in the middle of the sixth period, before the Angels’ stars finally came to life.

Dylan Coleman (2-1) paralyzed two Angels runners in the 10th.

Ohtani reduced the Angels deficit to 6-4 in the sixth when he led his 14th Homer to the center right. Royals key player Jonathan Heasley had hit four shots in the sixth period before Ohtani’s shot chased him.

Kansas City then led 10-7 to finish ninth after Santana’s last RBI single and Witt’s two-wheeler, but Tyler Wade stood out and Mike Trout walked before Ohtani drove them home. the undoubtedly explosion to the right.

Jared Walsh doubled, tripled and homered while leading two laps for the Angels, but failed to complete his second cycle in 11 days.

Santana started his game with monsters with a double RBI and a two-wheeled homer before adding an RBI single to the sixth and eighth. Witt homered in the first inning, added an RBI double in the seventh and gave a two-run homer in the ninth.

The Royal attack was steady early on against rookie Reid Detmers, who has struggled since scoring an unbeaten run last month. Witt tied for his ninth hostage after a 10-pitch at-bat in the first, and Santana added a two-shot in the fourth.

INVITED

Walsh hit three more hits on the base in four innings in the middle of the match, but was unable to hit one more on two extra bat-bat. He finished only one match with his first career cycle on June 11 against the Mets.

HISTORICAL IMPLICATIONS

Two Japanese players had previously led seven in a row in a major league game. Tadahito Iguchi did it for the White Sox in 2006 and Hideki Matsui did it for the Yankees in 2009.

Nevin flew

Angels’ interim manager Phil Nevin was sent off during a pitching change in the seventh inning after a heated argument with the referee’s crew. The source of his anger was unclear.

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Ohtani (5-4, 3.28 ERA) seems to have three consecutive wins in the series final against Daniel Lynch of Kansas City (3-6, 5.19). Ohtani’s only previous start on the pitch against Kansas City was back in the 2018 AL Rookie of the Year season.

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