Baseball: Ohtani pitches 7 innings, hits 3-run homer on 4-hit night


Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani earned his fifth win of the season after he struggled on the mound but went 4-for-5 with a three-run homer in a 9-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.

Ohtani (5-1) gave up five runs on four hits, three of them homers, in seven innings at Oriole Park in Baltimore. He finished a double shy of his second major league career cycle.

Ohtani’s three-run blast to right-center off Grayson Rodriguez (2-1), his ninth home run of the season, put the Angels ahead 7-4 in a five-run fourth.

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