Baseball: Ohtani gets win on mound, 3 hits at plate


Two-way star Shohei Ohtani overcame a rocky fourth inning on the mound to earn his fourth win of the season as the Los Angeles Angels pulled off an 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.

Ohtani (4-0) allowed five runs on three hits, two of them homers, in six innings while striking out eight, walking two and hitting three batters in a 93-pitch rollercoaster outing. At the plate, he finished a home run shy of hitting for the cycle, going 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Needing a homer for the cycle in the eighth, Ohtani sent a deep fly ball to center field, only to be caug...

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