Los Angeles Angels superstars Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout went 6-for-10 from the plate on Friday, but their team still fell 5-4 en route to the Baltimore Orioles after a ninth-inning meltdown. .
Three runs were scored in the first six innings, and all three came on Mike Trout’s swing in the third frame, sending a 376-foot shot into left field to open a 3-0 lead.
Angels starting pitcher Reid Detmers was spectacular, allowing only two hits and one walk in six scoreless innings, striking out seven batters.
But when Detmers was pulled, the Orioles finally found their offense, with Ramón Urias putting them on the board with his RBI single in the seventh inning.
RBI guard Ryan Mountcastle hit an inning and then cut the lead 3-2, but the game appeared to end in the top of the ninth inning when Ohtani hit a 418-foot shot to center field.
Trailing by two, with two out in the final inning, the Orioles were able to cut the margin to one run when rookie Adley Rutschman hit a clutch RBI double into the gap between right-center field.
As the next batter, Cedric Mullins tied the game when his base hit led Rutschman to score, and after a wild pitch put Mullins in scoring position, the comeback was complete when Trey Mancini came in with Rutschman’s third straight hit. the Orioles to win. the game.
Raisel Iglesias takes the loss and the lost save for the Angels, allowing four hits and three earned runs in two-thirds of an inning.
For Ohtani, it was his 19th home run of the season — only 12 players have more this season. Trout is one of those 12 players, with his long drive clocked at 24, good for fourth in the majors.
Phillies pitchers dominate in St. Louis
Zack Wheeler and Alec Bohm put on a show as the Philadelphia Phillies made history in their 2-0 shutout victory against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Wheeler pitched seven rock-solid innings, allowing five hits and a walk without giving up a run, with Seranthony Dominguez and Brad Hand also delivering a scoreless frame apiece to close it out.
With the bat, Bohm scored both of the Phillies’ runs with a solo home run in the sixth inning and then another in the eighth inning.
It was the first time in MLB history that a team won 2–0 with a multi-home run game by a player eighth or ninth in their side’s batting order.
Yankees beat the Red Sox
The New York Yankees won the first two games of their four-game series on the road against the Boston Red Sox, defeating the home team 12-5.
Despite a poor outing by Yankees starter Néstor Cortés, where he was retired in the fourth inning after allowing eight hits and two walks for four runs, the Yankees’ bats were able to pick up the slack.
Aaron Judge went a disappointing 0-for-5 at the plate, but Matt Carpenter and Josh Donaldson were able to homer, and the Yankees had 14 hits as a team, though the Red Sox also had 13.
DJ LeMahieu, Carpenter, Gleyber Torres, Aaron Hicks and Jose Trevino all finished multi-hit games for the pinstripes as they extended their league-leading record to 61-23, six games ahead of the second-place Houston Astros.