Author: Rhett Bollinger
Published on: 2022-08-17 18:06:00
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ANAHEIM — Two-way star Shohei Ohtani is heating up at the plate.
Ohtani went 4-for-5 with a homer, a triple and four RBIs in an 11-7 loss against the Mariners on Wednesday, a day after he went 3-for-4. It was also the second straight game with a triple for Ohtani, who had never tripled in back-to-back games in his career in the Majors or in Japan.
He also extended his hitting streak to five games, and is batting .526 (10-for-19) with two homers, two triples and six RBIs over that span.
“He had a great day, and has been swinging it good,” said interim manager Phil Nevin. “He took advantage of some defensive positioning, and understands what he’s got to do with runners on base.”
With his triple, Ohtani rejoined his own exclusive club, as he’s the only player in AL or NL history to make at least 20 starts…