Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim “two-hit wonder” Shohei Ohtani’s game-winning hit is making headlines in both the U.S. and Japan.

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim won a 2-1 victory against the Houston Astros of the Major League Baseball 2023 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, USA, on May 5 (KST).

Ohtani’s single helped the Angels avoid a sweep after losing 2-5 on the previous two days, 2-6 on the third, and 6-9 on the fourth. Ohtani, who started in the leadoff spot, went 1-for-4 with a walk and an RBI on the day. His single was the game-winning hit.

After reaching on a fly ball to left field, 토토사이트 a grounder to first base, and a grounder to second base in his first three at-bats, Ohtani lined a double to right field with two outs in the eighth inning with the score tied 1-1.

After the game, MLB.com wrote, “The Angels desperately needed a hit to avoid a four-game sweep, and it was ‘two-hit’ superstar Ohtani who came through in the eighth.”

“Ohtani tore into Houston reliever Meyton,” MLB.com noted, “and it was a huge performance.”

The Japanese media also weighed in, with “The Digest” calling him “in hero mode” and saying he “hit a game-winning double in the eighth inning to snap the team’s three-game losing streak.

“The local (U.S.) media is applauding Ohtani’s performance,” the publication continued. The LA Times noted that “Ohtani went into ‘hero mode’ against Houston.”

Angels manager Phil Nevin said, “Phil Meyton is one of the toughest pitchers to face. Ohtani had a really good at-bat.”

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