Baseball: Senga wins MLB debut, Ohtani hits 1st homer of season
Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga threw 5-1/3 innings of one-run ball to win his major league debut with the New York Mets on Sunday, while Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani hit his first home run of the season.
Senga struck out eight Miami Marlins hitters, all with his trademark forkball, a pitch nicknamed the “ghost fork” that drops suddenly as it approaches the plate, in the Mets’ 5-1 victory at Miami’s loanDepot park.
The 30-year-old right-hander allowed the first four batters he faced to reach base on two hits and two walks. Senga then settled down, striking out the next two and ge...