Major League Baseball starts on the 8th of Japan time.

The Angels, whose first pitcher Shohei Ohtani will be the opening pitcher, will play against the Astros after 11:00 am.


The starting pitcher has been announced, and Otani will apply the rules newly introduced from this season and will participate as the "starting pitcher and first designated hitter" for the first time in history.


We will keep you updated on the progress of the match.



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[Astros] (First strike)


No. 1 Second: Artube


No. 2 Designated hitter: Brantley


No. 3 Third: Bregman


No. 4 Left: Alvarez


No. 5 First: Griel


No. 6 Right: Tucker


No. 7 Short: Penha


No. 8 Center: McCormick


No. 9 Catcher: Maldonado


Starting pitcher: Valdes



[Angels] (second attack)


No. 1 Designated hitter: Otani


No. 2 Center: Trout


No. 3 Third: Lendon


No. 4 Second: Duffy


No. 5 Left: Adele


No. 6 First: Walsh


No. 7 Catcher: Stussy


8th Light: Marsh


9th Short: Fletcher


Starting Pitcher: Otani

<Highlight>

The Angels will be headquartered in the opening round against the Astros, who won the American League last season.


Otani served as the opening pitcher for the first time in the fifth year of the major league, and applied the rule that the starting pitcher can also participate as a designated hitter, which was newly introduced this season, and became the first "starting pitcher and designated hitter" in history. I will participate.

Otani is scheduled to have about 90 balls in the opening game, but he can continue to play as a batter even after getting off the mound.


Otani had a batting average of 20% and 8 minutes as a batter in the open game, and made good adjustments as a pitcher by hitting three home runs. We are welcoming the opening.

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