Baseball: Ohtani grabs 9th win after early injury scare

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Shohei Ohtani overcame an early injury scare to earn his ninth win Friday, holding the Texas Rangers to two runs over seven innings in the Los Angeles Angels' 3-2 win for his eighth straight winning decision. Ohtani (9-1) struck out eight in a gutsy 117-pitch effort at Angel Stadium, giving up seven hits and two walks. The two-way star had an off-day at the plate, going 0-for-4 including a deep fly to right field in the fifth inning with two on and two outs. The right-hander found himself in trouble in the first inning when cleanup hitter Nathaniel Lowe hit a sharp drive at his throwing hand. ...

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