Shohei Ohtani takes no-hitter into eighth vs. Athletics

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Author: Rhett Bollinger

Published on: 2022-09-29 21:53:52

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ANAHEIM — The American League MVP race got a lot more interesting Thursday night.

Two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani turned in perhaps the best pitching performance of his career, falling just four outs shy of a no-hitter to help the Angels to a 4-2 win over the A’s at Angel Stadium to complete a three-game sweep. Ohtani walked Tony Kemp to lead off the game, but didn’t allow a hit until a two-out single from Conner Capel in the eighth inning. He struck out 10 over eight scoreless innings and also went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI single in the first to extend his hit streak to a career-high 14 games.

It was another incredible showing on the mound from Ohtani, who has been elite as both a pitcher and a hitter yet again this season after winning the AL MVP Award unanimously last year. He reached 15 wins for the…

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