Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels made a full appearance in the Athletics match on the 18th, hitting two hits and marking multiple hits for the first time in two games.
Among the top three players competing for the American League home run king, none of them had a home run on that day, and Otani remained in third place with 44 home runs, two behind the top.
On the 18th, Otani started in the 3rd designated hitter in three consecutive games against Athletics in Anaheim, California.
The first turn at bat was a light fly, although it was a big hit to hit a changing ball with a low out course and carry it to the front of the fence.
The second at-bat in the 4th inning was a strikeout on a fastball over 150km, and the third at-bat in the 7th inning, which chased 3 points, caught the first ball and carried it in front of the left while folding the bat, making it a hit for 3 consecutive games. I struck out.
After this, Otani, who advanced to third base, stepped home with a timely hit by the batter who followed, and the Angels returned one point this time.
In the 9th inning at bat, he caught a fastball and hit two at bats in a row to the left middle.
Otani marked multiple hits for the first time in two games with two hits in four at bats in this game, and the batting average rose to 20%, 5 minutes and 8 hits.
In the match, Angels lost 1 to 3.
Among the top three players competing for the American League home run king, there was no home run on this day, the top is still 46 Blue Jays Guerrero Jr. players, and the second place is Royals Perez player 45 Otani is in third place with 44 books.
All three have 14 games left this season.
Hit by pitcher suspended in Otani
The Major League Baseball has announced that the White Sox pitcher, who was sent off by hitting a dead ball against Shohei Ohtani of the Angels in the game on the 16th, will be suspended for three games.
The pitcher has challenged the disposition.
The Major League Baseball has been suspended for three games and fined for the White Sox pitcher Wright intentionally hitting Otani with a dead ball in the White Sox and Angels game held in Chicago on the 18th. Announced that it was fined.
In addition, White Sox coach La Russa, who was sent off in protest of the referee in this match, was fined and suspended for one match.
Pitcher Wright has filed a complaint against the disposition and the disposition is pending.
In this game, pitcher Wright hit a dead ball on the calf of Otani's right foot and was sent off in the 9th inning, when the Angels led 9-3 with no 2 outrunners.
Between the two teams, three White Sox players, including Abreu, the main gun, received a dead ball in the previous game on the 14th, and one Angels player received a dead ball in the following game on the 15th. Then, Angels coach Maddon said that Otani's hit by pitch was "definitely due to retaliation."
Meanwhile, White Sox coach La Russa, who was punished, said at a pre-match press conference on the 18th, "I don't think it's a fair decision. It's the result of a tough attack. "Keywords: