On the 22nd, Shohei Otani of the Major League Angels played as a pinch hitter in the 9th inning of the Rangers match and hit two bases in eight consecutive games.
Otani, who is scheduled to start the pitching the next day, was out of the starting lineup and started on the bench in the match against the Rangers in Arlington, Texas, the opponent's home base on the 22nd.
In the ninth inning, when the opponent was leading 3 to 5, Otani entered as a pinch hitter in a scene without a one-out runner, and sharply pulled the first pitch to the right line and hit two bases for eight consecutive games.
This is the fourth time this season that Ohtani has played as a pinch hitter since August 22nd, and the first time he has hit as a pinch hitter this season.
Ohtani created a chance, but the following batter was hit, and the Angels lost the game 3-5.
Otani, who raised his batting average to 20%, 7 minutes, and 1 hit with 1 hit in this game, plans to start pitching for his 14th win of the season against the Twins on the 23rd.