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Shohei Ohtani did everything to help the Los Angeles Angels in their game against the Seattle Mariners, and he came within a double of scoring the second carousel of his career. However, his team lost 11-7 on Wednesday night at Angel Stadium.
The Japanese accomplished this feat in June 2019, in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He came close this time, producing four points in the process. Ohtani got going in the fifth inning with a single. In the seventh, his fifth triple of the year saw David Fletcher cross the plate.
Fletcher was pushed to the plate again when Ohtani stretched his arms for his 27th home run, in the ninth turn at bat. The Angels, however, could not complete the comeback.
The Mariners took advantage of the weakness of the home team on the mound. Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winkler and Cal Raleigh (twice) all took balls out of bounds.
A rare performance from the Reds
In Cincinnati, the Reds came out of their torpor by shutting out the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0.
The Ohio squad had allowed at least three points to the opponent in its last eight games. She needed a quality start from pitcher Nick Lodolo. That's what the American did by giving up just five hits and two walks in seven innings. He also passed eight batters in the mitt.
The victory did not go to Lodolo's record, but to that of reliever Alexis Diaz (4-1). The latter was impeccable giving nothing in the last two innings, in addition to striking out three batters.
Ranger Suarez also had a good run of seven assaults on the mound for the Phillies , but Seranthony Dominguez (6-4) cracked at the end of the ninth set by offering the simple winner to Jose Barrejo. Albert Almora junior then crossed the plate, to the delight of his teammates.