Latest Shohei Ohtani News

Ohtani hits 22nd homer of season, Angels beat Tigers 8-3

Jun. 20, 2021 02:14 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani's amazing first three months of the season shows no signs of slowing down. The Japanese slugger homered for the fourth time in five games and matched his high for homers in a season as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers...

Ohtani goes into HR Derby mode as Angels rout Tigers

Jun. 19, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani celebrated his appointment to next month's All-Star Home Run Derby in fitting style, connecting twice during the Los Angeles Angels' 11-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night. Ohtani clubbed his 20th and 21st homers of the...

LEADING OFF: Ohtani 1st HR Derby entrant, Buehler vs D-backs

Jun. 19, 2021 02:03 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ___ DERBY WATCH Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is the first confirmed competitor for the All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver’s Coors Field on July 12, and others...

Shohei Ohtani to hit in All-Star Home Run Derby

Jun. 19, 2021 01:23 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani will compete in the All-Star Home Run Derby at Denver's Coors Field on July 12. The Los Angeles Angels star will be the first Japanese-born player in the derby, held the night before the All-Star Game. ...

Ohtani, backed by Ward's slam, leads Angels past Tigers 7-5

Jun. 18, 2021 01:58 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hadn't pitched in front of a full, rowdy crowd at Angel Stadium since he was a major league rookie three years ago, and he had missed the feeling. With 30,709 fans cheering them on, Ohtani and the Angels rode that wave of energy to...

Laureano HR, nifty catch in return, streaking A’s top Angels

Jun. 16, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Ramón Laureano hit a home run and made a homer-robbing catch in his return from the injured list, and the Oakland Athletics rallied past the Los Angeles Angels 8-4 Wednesday for their sixth straight win. Shohei Ohtani homered for the second...

Murphy homers again, Montas wins as A's beat Angels 6-4

Jun. 16, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Frankie Montas induced Shohei Ohtani’s inning-ending double play in the third, then struck out the two-way star with three splitters low in the zone to finish the fifth. Sure, Ohtani hit his 18th homer late — but he did minimal damage at the...

Angels overcome five-run deficit to beat Diamondbacks.

Jun. 12, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It took a while, but the Los Angeles Angels are back at .500. Anthony Rendon homered and drove in four runs, and the Angels rallied from a five-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 on Saturday. The win moved Los Angeles to .500 (32-32) for the...

Ohtani delivers on mound, at plate as Angels top D-backs 6-5

Jun. 12, 2021 02:33 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Shohei Ohtani looked hurt, hobbling around home plate after fouling a ball off the inside of his right knee. Turns out there wasn't much wrong. In fact, the two-way star just got stronger. Ohtani struck out eight, hit two doubles at...

Canning, Rendon power Angels' 6-1 victory, sweep of Royals

Jun. 10, 2021 01:22 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Even with Mike Trout sidelined indefinitely, the Los Angeles Angels are on a roll for really the first time this season. Much-improved starting pitching and more timely hitting are probably the two biggest reasons why they aren't missing Trout...