Baseball: Ohtani scratched from start against Rays

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The Los Angeles Angels scratched Shohei Ohtani from his scheduled pitching start Monday against the Tampa Bay Rays after he was hit in the arm by a fastball the previous day, but the two-way star has kept his place in the batting lineup. Ohtani took a 93.4 mile-per-hour (150 kilometer-per-hour) fastball from Seattle Mariners starter Justus Sheffield near the right elbow during the Angels' 2-0 loss to their American League West rivals on Sunday. Lefty Jose Quintana is starting for the Angels on the mound in Monday's series opener against the Rays at Angel Stadium, while Ohtani remains in the ba...

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