Kinsler drives in go-ahead run as Angels edge Royals

Kinsler drives in go-ahead run as Angels edge Royals

"After today, I'll have a lot better answers for you as far as how it feels and maybe the timetable upon the return".

It is Sunday, so it must be Shohei Ohtani time in the Los Angeles Angels rotation. He has multiple walks in his first two starts but allowed one or zero walks in 18 of his 32 starts previous year, including 11 after the All-Star break. He wasted absolutely no time erasing any doubters off the face of the planet. Josh Tomlin takes the mound for Cleveland, and the Angels gave him an early exit.

"I hope he does well both as a pitcher and as a batter", university student Takaki Ueno said. This is my last day of not doing anything. Trout went 3 for 4 with his fifth home run and has 55 at-bats. What the hell are we supposed to do with that? Gavvy Cravath (hell of a name) finished second in the league in home runs.with 12.

Still, Ohtani meets with the media - first a generally small English-language session, translated by Mizuhara, then one with the larger Japanese contingent - after every game in which he appears. There was no such thing as a night game, teams traveled by train, and a hot dog was 10 cents at Wrigley. A headline in the Nikkansports newspaper after a game in which Ohtani came in to pinch hit in the ninth inning read "Ohtani fails to homer in fourth straight game".

Michael Wacha (2-1) went five innings and extended his streak of beating Cincinnati. You know who else has 8 RBIs this season?

Angels hitters have slashed.290/.350/.481 on their way to 6.6 runs scored per game this season, including 7.1 runs per game over the team's last 10 games and 7.8 per game over the team's last five contests (5-0 SU).

Runners left in scoring position: Los Angeles 3 (Trout, Calhoun 2); Kansas City 3 (Merrifield 2, Duda). The Royals and Angels play again Friday night with first pitch at 7:15pm.

Heaney missed most of last season after having elbow surgery.

Pitchers, especially those from the American league, do not usually have to worry about hitting due to the presence of the designated hitter. Maybe he will eventually need to choose one discipline to focus on; maybe an injury on the base paths will scare the Angels into playing him at just pitcher; maybe he will hurt his arm and become a permanent fixture at DH; or maybe, just maybe, he is the second coming of a young Babe Ruth.

Many were initially skeptical of Ohtani's prospects in America, saying it would be hard to pull it off in the major leagues.