‘Four-hit silence’ Ohtani ends 9-game hitting streak…LAA faces 5-game losing streak, 5-game winning streak in jeopardy

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim’s Shohei Ohtani (29) has had his nine-game hitting streak halted.

Ohtani started in the No. 2 spot in the lineup and went hitless in four at-bats against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on June 6.

With one out in the bottom of the first inning, Ohtani hit a 97.4 mph (156.8 km/h) five-pitch fastball from Seattle starter George Kirby for a 4-6-3 double play. In the fourth inning, he led off and took Kirby’s 80.1-mph (128.9-kilometer) seven-pitch curveball straight to right field.

Ohtani struck out on a three-pitch at-bat in the top of the sixth inning when he was hit by Kirby’s 87.5 mph (140.8 km/h) three-pitch fastball. In his final at-bat with one out in the ninth, he struck out swinging on a six-pitch 89.7 mph (144.4 km/h) slider from Seattle closer Andres Muñoz.

With Ohtani out, the Angels were down 1-3 in the bottom of the ninth when C.J. Cron drew a walk and Mike Moustakas singled to put runners on first and second with one out. Brandon Drury followed with an RBI double to spark the rally. Mickey Moniak walked on an automatic double play to load the bases, but Hunter Renfroe struck out to end the game.

Ohtani, who had been on a hot hitting streak over the past nine games, went hitless on the day, dropping his season average to .377 (126-for-411).

The Angels fell to 2-3, snapping a five-game losing streak. The Angels, who were in the hunt for a postseason berth, have now lost five straight games, threatening their five-game winning percentage. The Angels are now 56-56 with a .500 record. They remain in fourth place in the American League West and the seventh wild card spot.

Starter Tyler Anderson allowed two runs on five hits and three walks with six strikeouts in five innings. The bullpen of Dominic Leon (two scoreless innings), Jose Soriano (one run in one inning), and Aaron Loup (one run in one inning) battled back but couldn’t prevent the team from losing.

The Angels offense, which was silenced by Ohtani, managed just four hits and one home run. Randall Grichuk hit his 10th home run of the season, but it would be the Angels’ only run of the night.카지노

Seattle extended its winning streak to four games with the victory. Kirby earned his 10th win of the season with seven innings of three-hit ball (one homer), five strikeouts and one run. The bullpen of Matt Brasch (one scoreless inning) and Andres Muñoz (one run in one inning) preserved the win. Muñoz earned his fifth save of the season. At the plate, Julio Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, and a run scored. Dylan Moore also had a multi-hit game.

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