Shohei Ohtani grand slam and triple play can’t save Angels from loss to Rays

Angel star Shohei Ohtani reacts after hanging out within the fifth inning of a 9-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in 10 innings Friday at Angel Stadium. (Ryan Solar / Related Press)

Shohei Ohtani hit a grand slam for his forty third dwelling run of the season and the Angels turned their first triple play since 1997, however fell aside within the tenth inning of a 9-6 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium on Friday night time.

Ohtani gave the Angels a 5-1 lead within the second inning together with his second profession slam, his first since hitting one towards the Rays in Might 2022. He completed two for 5.

First baseman Nolan Schanuel acquired his first hit and scored two runs in his major-league debut, simply 40 days after being chosen by the Angels within the first spherical of the draft — the quickest promotion in 4 many years.

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Angels left-hander Tyler Anderson (5-5) gave up 5 runs and 6 hits whereas strolling two and hanging out three over 4 innings. The Rays scored three runs within the fourth inning on a two-run double by Josh Lowe and a single by Rene Pinto.

José Soriano fared effectively in aid, giving up one hit and hanging out one over an inning, and Dominic Leone pitched a scoreless sixth.

Within the seventh, Harold Ramirez hit an RBI single off Reynaldo López to offer the Rays a 6-5 lead. Schanuel tied the sport 6-6 within the backside of the body when he singled on a line drive to left area, stole second and scored on a double by Brandon Drury.

Matt Moore pitched one other scoreless inning earlier than Carlos Estévez took the mound. Luis Rengifo, Drury, Schanuel and O’Hoppe put collectively the 6-4-3-2 triple play, the seventh in Angels historical past, to ship the sport to the underside of the ninth.

After Rengifo drew a leadoff stroll, Randal Grichuk grounded out, Ohtani struck out and Drury grounded out to ship the sport into the tenth. Estévez then gave up a pair of RBI singles and Aaron Loup gave up one too.

Catcher Logan O’Hoppe returned after lacking 103 video games due to a labrum tear in his left shoulder. He hadn’t caught a full 9 innings throughout his rehab however performed your complete sport whereas going 0 for five.

The Angels (60-63) matched a season worst by falling three video games under .500. They’re 12½ video games behind American League West chief Texas and 7½ video games again from the ultimate AL wild-card spot.

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This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Occasions.

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