Published: Mon, April 23, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Shohei Ohtani Scheduled to Start Tuesday for Angels vs. Astros in Houston

Shohei Ohtani Scheduled to Start Tuesday for Angels vs. Astros in Houston

Pujols hit a two-run home run Saturday night for his 2,992nd career hit. Mike Trout and the other Angels outfielders began looking at each other in amazement as the second at-bat of the game dragged on. The opposite-field shot to right-center came off Cory Gearrin.

After he struck out swinging twice against the Dominican right-hander, Ohtani singled to right in the bottom of the sixth to load the bases, but Angels first baseman Luis Valbuena grounded out into an inning-ending double play to leave the score at 4-0.

Los Angeles had runners on the corners with two outs in the ninth before Hunter Strickland got Ian Kinsler to fly out to center for his third save in five chances. He finished 1 for 4.

Panik also had three hits for the Giants, who took two of three for their first series win of the season. He loaded the bases on three singles with one out before retiring Evan Longoria and Pablo Sandoval. "He didn't really hang anything except maybe a couple of pitches, but it was enough to throw me off and not get the barrel on the ball, so it was a tough at-bat". He will be pitching on six days' rest. Cueto is the farthest thing from spotty however, as the Giants have won five of his last six starts and deserves a much better record, giving up only one run in 20 innings this season.


The two-way Japanese phenom did not pitch Sunday, but he did work out on the mound in the morning in preparation for his next Major League Baseball pitching start on Tuesday against the Houston Astros.

Ohtani allowed three runs off four hits and two walks during his last start Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox.

Angels: SS Andrelton Simmons suffered a bruised right forearm when he was hit by a pitch by Cueto in the second. The Angels open a series at Houston on Monday.

Shohei Ohtani batted cleanup for the first time on Sunday but Johnny Cueto struck him out twice and pitched six shutout innings in the San Francisco Giants' 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

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