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The Japanese Shohei Ohtani showed this Thursday why he is considered the main star of the Major Leagues by showing off from the mound and then destroying the rival pitching in a doubleheader with the Detroit Tigers.


In the first of the two duels, the stellar Japanese right-hander hung nine rings to earn a full game and a shutout against the Tigers.

The Los Angeles Angels did not give their rival a margin.

With his 117-pitch pitch, he allowed just one hit and struck out eight. Ohtani (9-5) earned his ninth win of the season and lowered his ERA to 3.43 so far this season.

The star two-way player (pitcher and hitter) had the support of Taylor Ward, who hit two homers and drove in three runs, and Trey Cabbage, who added three RBIs.

Kerry Carpenter hit the Tigers’ only hit of the game, a single to center field in the fifth inning.


In the second meeting this Thursday, Ohtani, who had missed all five of his batting chances in the opener, He came out with everything and punished the Tigers’ pitching with two homers and drove in three runs to set the benchmark for the Angels’ blowout victory.

‘El Androide’, as Ohtani is known, disappeared the ball from the stadium in the second inning with a man in circulation and returned to deposit the ball in the stands in the fourth inning, supporting the work of Mexican Patrick Sandoval (6-7), who went through five innings of two runs and four strikeouts to win.

With his two tablazos, Ohtani extended his major league lead in home runs, by adding 38 in the season.

Venezuelan Eduardo Escobar homered and scored twice and his compatriot Luis Rengifo drove in two runs for Los Angeles.


Christopher Morel drove in two runs and scored three times, Mike Tauchman homered and brought two runs home and Yan Gomes added two RBIs as the Chicago Cubs dominated the St. Louis Cardinals.

Justin Steele (11-3) went six one-round innings and struck out four to win the game for the Cubs.

Andrew Knizner homered twice and brought all three runs home for the Cardinals.


Josh Naylor drove in three runs and was the top RBI offense for the Cleveland Guardians in their win over the Chicago White Sox.

Venezuelans Andrés Giménez, with two runs scored, and Gabriel Arias, with one, rounded off the victory for the Guardians.

For White Sox Jake Burger took the ball out of the park twice and put three laps on the board for Chicago.


Mark Canha hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Pete Alonso with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals on Thursday.

Puerto Rican Francisco Lidor failed in all four of his plate appearances for the Mets.

Keibert Ruiz drove in the only run for the Nationals in the game.

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