Cuban Yordan Álvarez hits a home run off Japanese Shohei Ohtani and the Astros beat the Angels

The Houston Astros (34-23) defeated the Los Angeles Angels (30-29) 6-2) thanks to the fact that Yordan Álvarez and Corey Julks ripped off Shohei Ohtani in the Minute Maid Park.

First, in the opening chapter, the Cuban Álvarez carried it out of the field to the right side of center field hitting an Ohtani sweeper traveling at 89.2 mph. With this homer, the player from Las Tunas reached 15 this season. The unstoppable put the first two lines on the board because Jeremy Peña was in the hot corner.

After an produced run by Alex Bregman on the fifth roll, Julks, the designated hitter for the Astros, sent her into deep left field for two RBIs. in the sixth inning. The outfielder’s home run flew 411 feet from home plate and reached a peak height of 80 feet.

Ohtani, making his 12th start in 2023, was relieved after pitching six complete innings and allowing five runs. Despite suffering his second loss of the year, the Japanese star managed to strike out six of the 27 Astros he faced. As a hitter, the Oshu native went 0-for-4 after receiving a walk, striking out twice and leaving with a flyout to Álvarez’s mitt.

The Angels pulled back with two runs in the eighth roll thanks to RBI singles from Brandon Drury and Taylor Ward, but it wasn’t enough.


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