ANAHEIM, California (AP) – Shohei Ohtani made seven powerful innings and hit the RBI beforetime as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Colorado Rockies 6-2 on Monday night.
In his 15th agile start to the season and second since the All-Star burst, Otani (5-1) gave up a one-stroke and five-stroke run. He’s allowed one combined race in two sober backs since participating in the Home Run Derby and starting up the hill at the All-Star Game in Colorado this month.
Jack Mayfield has added Homer from two rounds to the Angels, his fourth this season and third in his final five games. Razel Iglesias worked in the ninth without goals in saving him 22 on 26 chances.
German Rockies star Marquez, who is also an All-Star, kept his team close to Mayfield’s seventh goalkeeper. Dom Nunez and Brendan Rodgers went to Colorado.
Otani gave Los Angeles a 1–0 lead in the game, when he smashed one shot through the ball to center right to net David Fletcher from second base.
Otani then stole second place and scored a goal in a Jared Walsh song which he won single-handedly by 2-0.
After giving up three strokes in the first inning, Marquez settled (8-8) until he got into trouble in the seventh inning. Allow four runs (three earned) over eight strokes over the course of 6 1/3 innings without a walk and eight strokes.
Ohtani ran in fourth prior hitting Trevor Story with a storyline. The story shouted when a speedball at 97mph hit him in the back of his left hand. After being cared for by the team’s medical staff, he remained in the game.
On the fifth, Nunez hit Ohtani with a packed kit from home to the right field, his sixth of the season.
Facing Nunez again in the seventh inning, Otani hit the left hitter on a fastball at 100 mph in his final out of the game. The right-handed did not issue a walk, and his seven innings matched the highest level of the season.
Mayfield made use of his time playing third baseman Anthony Rendon on the injured list, and followed Adam Eaton’s seventh-place finish with his home run into the left-court pole to advance 4-1.
Rodgers picked up Rocky 4-2 for eighth with Jose Quintana returning home from his sixth left hand. The Colorado then put the runners up for second and third prior Sam Hillard flew into the wall in midfield against Steve Chechik to end the threat.
The Angels added twice in the eighth round on Max Stacy’s single and Eaton’s Sacrifice.
black is back
Rockies manager Bud Black returned from COVID-19 and contact tracing protocols for Monday’s game, ending a 10-day absence that covered eight matches. Rocky went 3-5 under acting manager Mike Redmond.
Black said he watched each stadium on TV during his absence and communicated with the fore office, as well as the coaching staff, via email, text messages and an “old school phone.”
Fifth-year skipper Rocky said he was not allowed to say if he tested positive for COVID-19.
“I have to cut you there,” Black said. “It’s considerate of in the regulations. sorry.”
When asked if he was ailing, Black said, “Well, no. It depends on what you think was ailing. I don’t think I was.”
What was it like watching the team play without him?
“On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the weirdest? 10,” he said.
The Rockies: The Four Rockies’ COVID-19 players and contact tracing protocols, now operating in Arizona, persevere to make progress. RHP Jhoulys Chacin will take part in a simulation game on Tuesday, while RHP Antonio Senzatela threw the Bulls on Monday and is expected to be ready for a lesser league game by the end of the week. RHP Yency Almonte will play Bulls Tuesday, while Yonathan Daza will also play a simulation Tuesday.
Angels: Mike Trout is recovering from a strained right calf, with a scan on Monday showing no relapse. Trout has rehabbed it in recent days following running the bases twice final week. The AL MVP has been out three times since May 17…… Rendon, who was initially expected to return from a left hamstring strain by the end of this month, will miss that drop and will need a lesser league rehab job prior returning.
The Rockies will send left-handed Austin Jumper (7-5, 3.74 ERA) up the hill midway through Tuesday’s interleague series, while the Angels will send left-hander Jose Suarez (4-3, 2.85).
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