Shohei stars as Halos win, 4-2

SHOHEI OHTANI pitched six strong innings as the Angels defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-2 on Sunday (Angels photo).

Shohei Ohtani pitched well and the offense played well enough as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-2 in Anaheim on Sunday.

Ohtani went six innings, yielding just two hits and one earned run. He struck out nine batters and walked three as the Halos took two of three from the visitors and improved their record to 25-23, still in third place in the American League West. They are five games out of first behind the Texas Rangers.

Nine Angel players got one hit each; Mickey Moniak drove in two runs with a single. Matt Thaiss doubled in a run and scored once.

Chris Devenski (2-0) got the win despite facing just one batter, whom he struck out.

The Angels will begin a series on Monday hosting the Boston Red Sox with Jaime Barria (1-1) making the start for the Orange County team.

Dodgers lose to the Cards, 10-5

The Los Angeles Dodgers fell behind early and stayed there Sunday in St. Louis on Sunday, losing 10-5 to the Cardinals.

Starter Clayton Kershaw (6-4) had a rough outing for the Blue Crew, lasting 3.2 innings and yielding five hits and four earned runs. He struck out six and walked three.

Miguel Rojas went 2-for-4 while Will Smith walked three times. 

The loss put the Dodgers record at 29-19, still in first place in the National League West, 1.5 games ahead of the second place Arizona Diamondbacks. They will start a new series in Atlanta on Monday with Gavin Stone (0-0) getting the start.

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