Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels), the man who brought the “two-hitter” syndrome to Major League Baseball, has achieved a feat not even Babe Ruth could accomplish: double-digit wins and double-digit home runs in two consecutive seasons Ohtani started the Angels’ 2023 Major League Baseball home game against the San Francisco Giants at Angels Stadium in Angels, California, U.S., on Tuesday (July 10) and pitched six innings of three-hit ball, allowing one run (unearned) on two hits and two walks to improve to 10-5 on the season After lasting just four innings (three hits and no runs) against the Seattle Mariners on April 4 due to cramps in his middle finger, Ohtani returned to the mound six days later, this time picking up the win Ohtani, who already has 40 home runs as a hitter, is on pace to become the first major leaguer to surpass 10 wins and 10 home runs in back-to-back seasons after going 15-34 last year Ruth won 13 games and hit 11 home runs in 1918. In 1919, he again hit 29 home runs, but only won nine games as a pitcher American media, including the Associated Press, characterized Ohtani’s record as “a feat not even Ruth could accomplish Ohtani hit 40 home runs this year and broke his own record for most home runs by a pitcher with 10 wins. Ohtani struggled early in the game With one out in the second inning, he gave up a double to Michael Conforto and a walk to Patrick Bailey. A throwing error by catcher Matt Tice put runners on first and second and third Brandon Crawford hit a sacrifice fly to center field to score Ohtani’s first run However, Ohtani did not allow another run and the Angels offense scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn the win The Angels went on to win 4-1Once again, Ohtani mixed his fastball, which topped out at 158 mph, with a sharp sweeper to cook the San Francisco lineup It was a record-setting day, but Ohtani wasn’t satisfied “I’m not satisfied with my pitching today,” Ohtani told Japanese media outlets including Full Count. I feel like I struggled to get through the sixth inning With a 카지노사이트킹 seven-game lead over the third-place Toronto Blue Jays in the American League wild-card race, Ohtani is rarely seen smiling these days In Major League Baseball, 12 teams advance to the postseason, including the first-place finisher in each division and the top three teams in the American League and National League wild cards “Our chances of making the postseason aren’t great, but as long as we have a chance, we can’t give up,” Ohtani said, “I want to work hard every game and extend our winning streak.”

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