Shohei Ohtani’s single in the top of the ninth inning drove in two runs as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland A’s 6-4 Tuesday night to snap the home team’s 10-game winning streak.
Ohtani’s poke to right center brought home Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella and improved the Angels’ overall record to 25-29. It was their third win in four games and they remain in fourth place in the American League West.
The two-way star from Japan had two hits and raised his batting average to .238. The hit parade for the Angels was led by La Stella (a double and a single), Ohtani (two singles) and David Fletcher (a double, a single and two RBIs).
After falling behind 1-0 early, the Angels grabbed the lead with a four-run second inning. But the A’s (now 29-26) chipped away and tied it with one run in the fifth and two in the sixth to set up Ohtani’s big hit.
Cam Bedrosian was the first-inning opener, and Nick Tropeano went five innings as the “starter,” giving up five hits and three runs. He struck out four batters and walked two.
The win went to Ty Buttrey (3-2), who worked 1.1 scoreless innings. He walked two batters and struck out three. Hansel Robles picked up his sixth save in the ninth.