Shohei Ohtani crushed a home run in his third consecutive game

Shohei Ohtani crushed a home run in his third consecutive game

The Los Angeles Angels will play host to their division rival Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Miami's Brian Anderson hit a tiebreaking two-run double as the Marlins scored three runs in the eighth off Luis Garcia (0-1) and Adam Morgan. Ohtani then walked Jed Lowrie, all the damage Oakland mustered against the rookie from Japan in the Angels' 6-1 victory. They've lost 4.0 units for moneyline gamblers this year and 2.0 units ATS. They are a better offense than Oakland. In those two games, the Angels scored 8 runs per game. They've gained 4.3 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.1 units ATS. He's been a legitimate two-way player for the Los Angeles Angels so far this season. Dealing with a nagging back injury, the veteran produced career lows in many offensive categories when he slashed.249/.329/.399 with 16 homers in 130 games past year. Neither starting pitcher will go real deep in this game. The long-injured righty hasn't pitched against the Angels' AL West rivals in Arlington since May 1, 2016.

For most of the game, Ohtani's fastball was unhittable. Chapman is hitting.400 on the season with 2 homeruns and 5 runs batted in.

Ohtani hit his third home run of the season on Friday and now boasts a 1.310 OPS through four games as a hitter. Likely to see his velocity tick upward as the temperature rises, Harvey could be on the verge of a major rebound campaign.Video: PHI@NYM: Harvey tosses five shutout in season debutGerrit Cole, starter, Astros: Cole took a step backward after a breakout 2015 campaign in which he went 19-8 with a 2.60 ERA, posting a 4.12 ERA across the past two seasons.

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The Oakland Athletics were shut down on offense against Shohei Ohtani and the Angels on Sunday, losing 6-1 in the series finale. Ohtani did not record any Major League pitching stats last season.

Los Angeles led 6-0. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.83, a WHIP of 1.39 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.0.

Graveman has struggled out of the gate with a 9.45 ERA in three starts.

Gossett was pulled after five runs in 3 1/3 innings.

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The legend of Shohei Ohtani is growing by the day. Ichiro was a tactful hitter and his 3,000 hits will undoubtedly land him a place in the Hall of Fame, but Ohtani is potentially a home-run power hitter - therefore defying the prevailing stereotype that Asian players are only good for pitching or playing small ball.

Matt Joyce and Marcus Semien hit back-to-back homers as part of a five-run second inning, and the Athletics sent Parker Bridwell to the dugout after 1 2/3 innings.

DIAMONDBACKS 4, CARDINALS 1 David Peralta hit a tiebreaking, two-run home run off Dominic Leone in the eighth inning for visiting Arizona in a game that saw Diamondbacks Manager Torey Lovullo get tossed. The 26 year is making his season debut.

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