Ohtani hits 1st homer of season, Angels beat Twins 5-4

Shohei Ohtani hit his first house run of the season for the Los Angeles Angels, a towering two-run shot within the 3rd inning in opposition to Minnesota ace Jose Berrios that fueled a Five-Four victory over the Twins on Monday evening.

Ohtani, who made his 2019 debut closing week in his go back from Tommy John elbow surgical treatment, reached base on 4 of his 5 plate appearances. His 429-foot force off the videoboard facade underneath the second one deck in left-center box used to be the spotlight of a three-run, five-hit 3rd inning. The AL Rookie of the Yr went deep 22 instances in 326 at-bats in 2018.

Tommy L. a. Stella hit the go-ahead homer in opposition to Berrios (6-2) within the 6th, his team-leading 10th lengthy ball of the season in 36 video games.

Jorge Polanco and Marwin Gonzalez each and every hit two-run homers off Angels starter Tyler Skaggs (Four-Three), however the Twins were not ready to triumph over this uncharacteristic vulnerability via their All-Celebrity right-hander. Berrios allowed 5 runs and a career-high 12 hits in Five 2/Three innings, his shortest get started of the yr, whilst strolling 3.

The Angels advanced to Five-2 on their present highway commute, hanging first in opposition to a Twins crew that took the most productive document in baseball into the night.


CHICAGO (AP) — Yoán Moncada hit two of Chicago’s 4 solo homers and Reynaldo López pitched 7 2/Three efficient innings in a win over Cleveland.

José Abreu and Welington Castillo additionally hooked up for Chicago, which earned its 3rd instantly win. The White Sox advanced to Four-Three in opposition to the Indians this season once they went Five-14 in opposition to the Tribe closing yr.

López (Three-Four) allowed one earned run and two hits, struck out six and walked two. It used to be the right-hander’s first win since he fanned 14 in a Four-1 victory over Detroit on April 28.

Francisco Lindor hit his 13th profession leadoff homer for Cleveland, which misplaced for the 3rd time in 4 video games. Lindor additionally hit a sacrifice fly within the 3rd, singled within the 6th and walked within the 8th, however that used to be just about it for the light-hitting Indians.

Shane Bieber (2-2) allowed 5 runs and 7 hits in 6 1/3 innings within the first highway lack of his profession.


DETROIT (AP) — Aledmys Diaz, Robinson Chirinos, Jake Marisnick and Alex Bregman homered for Houston, which prolonged its successful streak to 6 video games with the win over Detroit.

Brad Peacock (Four-2) allowed a run and 3 hits in 5 innings for Houston, which has gained 9 of its closing 10 video games. The AL West-leading Astros knocked Matthew Boyd (Four-Three) out of the sport in 4 innings, the shortest get started of the season for the Detroit lefty. He allowed 3 runs and 5 hits and threw 96 pitches.

Houston were given homers from its No. 6, eight and nine hitters prior to Bregman added his 13th of the yr. The Astros scored 3 runs in a three-batter span in the second one inning, then added two extra within the 7th and 3 within the 9th.

Grayson Greiner hit a sacrifice fly within the fourth for the Tigers.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — J.T. Realmuto doubled within the go-ahead run within the 7th inning, Cesar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and Philadelphia beat Milwaukee.

Lorenzo Cain had a career-high 5 hits and Mike Moustakas homered for Milwaukee.

Bryce Harper struck out thrice and used to be hitless in 4 at-bats. He made a diving catch with two outs, the bases loaded and scored tied within the 7th.

The NL East-leading Phillies rallied within the backside part. Jean Segura struck out swinging however reached on a wild pitch via Matt Albers (2-2). Junior Guerra struck out Rhys Hoskins. Realmuto ripped a double to left-center to attain Segura for a Five-Four lead. After Hernandez walked, Odubel Herrera prolonged the result in 7-Four with a two-run double.

Phillies ace Aaron Nola lasted simplest 3 innings, giving up 3 runs and 5 hits on a chilly evening following a 52-minute rain extend originally. Adam Morgan (2-1) were given 4 outs for the win and Pat Neshek completed for his 2d save.

Brewers starter Freddy Peralta allowed two runs — one earned — and 7 hits in 4 innings, hanging out 5.


PHOENIX (AP) — Eduardo Escobar homered, tripled and drove in 3 runs, Christian Walker additionally went deep and Arizona cruised previous Pittsburgh.

Robbie Ray (Three-1) allowed one earned run and 6 hits over 5 innings. He recorded his 800th profession strikeout when he fanned Pirates pitcher Nick Kingham (1-1) to finish the highest of the fourth inning.

David Peralta had two hits and drove in two runs. Alex Avila reached base 4 instances and drove in a run as Arizona ended a three-game shedding streak.

In his 2d get started after opening the season within the bullpen, Kingham (1-1) gave up seven runs and 10 hits in 4 innings.

Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds and Melky Cabrera drove in a run each and every for the Pirates, whose three-game successful streak used to be stopped.


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