Anaheim, California – Shohei Ohtani fell brief in his try at yet one more MLB report on Sunday, displaying dominant kind on the mound however failing to register a win because the Los Angeles Angels misplaced their last dwelling sport of the season 5-1 in opposition to the Seattle Mariners.
Ohtani, who was 9-2 in 22 begins getting into Sunday, had an opportunity to match all-time nice Babe Ruth as the one participant within the American or Nationwide leagues to win 10 video games as a pitcher whereas hitting 10 homers in the identical season.
The 27-year-old Japanese labored seven innings in a 10-strikeout, zero-walk efficiency, giving up just one run — a seventh-inning homer by rookie Jarred Kelenic — on 5 hits and leaving with the sport tied 1-1.
Ohtani did attain one other milestone, nevertheless, ending the third inning along with his a hundred and fiftieth strikeout of the season.
Followers gave him a standing ovation as he walked off the Angel Stadium mound for the final time this season. He was 1-for-3 on the plate.
Angels relievers Jose Quijada (0-2) and Austin Warren mixed to surrender 4 runs within the eighth because the bullpen couldn’t construct upon Ohtani’s gem.
It’s unclear whether or not the two-way star will make an extra mound look within the Angels’ remaining video games on the highway.
“I threw lengthy innings at the moment so I don’t find out about that but,” Ohtani stated, when requested whether or not he would begin the season finale in Seattle on Oct. 3.
He now has a 3.18 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 156 strikeouts in 130⅓ innings. On the plate, Ohtani is hitting .258 with 45 homers, 98 RBIs and 24 stolen bases.
Seattle starter Marco Gonzales (10-5) pitched seven sturdy innings to match Ohtani, and the Mariners pulled inside 2½ video games within the chase for the AL’s second and last wild-card berth.
The Angels’ solely run got here on a homer by Kurt Suzuki with one out within the backside of the second.
The loss dropped the Angels to 74-82, guaranteeing their sixth straight dropping season.
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