ANAHEIM, California (AP) – Shohei Otani reached his first Grand Slam professional baseball tournament on the night of the two Homer, and on Monday the major Los Angeles Angels beat the Tampa Bay Rays 11-3.
The AL MVP hit two Hammers in the game for the second time this season and eighth in the main. Ahtani made a solo shot in the sixth inning from Jalen Biksa. In the seventh he connected with a 3-1 record from Calvin Foucher, who made his debut in the major leagues, and sent him through the wall in the left field for his sixth Homer and the third Grand Slam tournament of the Angels this season.
Mike Trout and Jared Walsh also went deep and held three races each for the Angels, who won five of six.
Randy Arozarena Hamered and Vander Franco have received three blows to the Rays, who have lost the last two after winning six in a row.
Trout’s double strike to the left of Bix in the sixth inning extended the Angels’ lead to 5-1. Ahtani then moved on to the next venue, for the fourth time when the two MVPs joined in a row and for the first time since June 8, 2019.
Arozarena put the Rays ahead 1-0 in the fourth inning, making their way to the right center field from Noah Cindergaard (3-1).
Angels answered in the lower half. Trout went through a hole in the short stop, Otani deflected the ball, which central field defender Kevin Kirmaer lost in the fire in a single moment, and Walsh scored a three-pointer in the center from Jeffrey Springs (1-1).
Walsh extended his streak to six games. He’s 10 for 24 on that stretch with four home runs and 12 RBIs.
Cindergaard failed to retire the Rays for 5 1/3 innings. In Tampa Bay there were runners in second and third place without exits in the second inning, but Cindergard was saved by two outlined outs and an outout.
The right-hander allowed seven punches and a move, defining seven.
Springs stepped down from the top 10 strikers – including four strikers – before facing challenges.
Homer Trout in sixth became his 161st at Angel Stadium, beating Tim Salmon for the largest number in the history of the football field.
Tampa Bay outfielder Manuel Margot, who was named AL Player of the Week earlier Monday, left the game with discomfort in his right hamstring after slipping his head, stealing second base during the sixth inning. Margo has gone 2 on 3 – 14 on 27 over the last eight games.
Rays: RHP JT Chargois (left oblique tightness) has played in the catch and may soon start dropping from the mound. … The voucher was recalled from Triple-A Durham after RHP Ralph Garza Jr. was selected.
Angels: Taylor Ward was not in the lineup after he corrected his right hamstring on Sunday. … RHP Griffin Cunning (reaction to low back stress) threw an imitation of a two-half game.
Flight: RHP Corey Kluber (1-1, 2.36 ERA) has allowed one run in his last 14 innings.
Angels: LHP Reid Detmers (1-1, 5.32) have a 3.21 ERA in their three home starts this season.
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