Ohtani wins for Angels in 2-way start like none since Ruth

Giants

By STEPHEN HAWKINS

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani had a start like none since Babe Ruth 100 years earlier. The Japanese right-hander struck out nine after a shaky first inning on the mound, and also scored three runs and drove in two as Los Angeles beat Texas 9-4. A day after tying for the MLB home run lead at seven, Ohtani became the first home run leader since Ruth in 1921 to start a game on the mound. Ohtani pitched five innings. He drove in two runs and scored three. Justin Upton and Albert Pujols put LA ahead to stay with back-to-back homers off Jordan Lyles.