Published On: Fri, Sep 24th, 2021

Ohtani Bounces Back With Go-Ahead Run as Angels Edge Astros

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ANAHEIM, Calif.—This time, the calls went Shohei Ohtani’s way. Ohtani came home on Jack Mayfield’s two-run double on Sept. 23 and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 to snap a six-game losing streak. The two-way star from Japan tried to score the winning run during Wednesday’s 9-5 loss to Houston in 12 innings, but was called out after a perfect throw from right fielder Chas McCormick. One night later, Ohtani helped the Angels avoid their first four-game sweep against the Astros since 2013, keeping Houston’s magic number at three for clinching the AL West. The game was tied 1-all in the sixth inning when Mayfield lined a double down the left-field line off Lance McCullers Jr. (12-5) to score Ohtani and Jared Walsh. Mayfield had six RBIs in the series against his former team. “He shows up every day and takes good at-bats,” Los Angeles manager Joe …

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