ANAHIM, CA – Shuhei Otani let two run, hit eight and throw 117 shooters in seven rounds of the Los Angeles Angels’ 3-2 win over the Texas Rangers on Friday night.
The Japanese superstar, who shines as a pitcher and striker, leads the big leagues with 42 home runs in the season. On the hill, it improved to 2.97 ERA.
Otani (9-1) has made at least seven rounds for the fifth time in the 20 start of this season. He hit 100 throws for the fourth time in 32 majors matches.
His most played in the 110th Grand Slam, on May 20, 2018, was against Tampa Bay.
The last time Otani threw at least 117 pitches in the J-League, was during their last game of the regular season. The total number of Nippon Ham fighters was 124 against Sapporo in October 2017.
In his eleventh start at Angel Stadium this season, Otani’s only bad run came in the second half, when Jason Martin found a fast ball and sent it through the wall, between the right and center court. Homer tied the two races.
Steve Cech finished the eighth game and Cuban Razel Iglesias tackled ninth to calculate 30 passes in 35 chances.
The defeat went to the Dominican Denis Santana (2-4).
For Rangers, Venezuela’s Yoni Hernandez 4-0. Cuban Adulis Garcia 3-1. Dominican Ludi Taveras 4-0.
For the Angels, Juan Lagaris 3-0.
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