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Ohtani Shohei marks 14th win, 200th strikeout

NHK -- Sep 25
In Major League Baseball, Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels earned his 14th win and 200th strikeout. The Angels defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Friday in the Twin Cities.

Ohtani was the starting pitcher and designated hitter, batting third.

He struggled with his control at the beginning of the game, allowing a run in the first inning. In the second inning, he was nearly hit by a broken bat, but managed to step aside. He found his pace soon afterward.

Ohtani got his fourth strikeout in the fourth inning to reach 200 for the season.

He came up to bat in the seventh inning with runners on first and second. An RBI single expanded the Angels' lead to 4-2.

Ohtani pitched five innings, with three hits, two runs earned, and seven strikeouts. It was his 14th win of the season. ...continue reading

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