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Shohei Ohtani first home run of the season was not part of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ home run fireworks.

Ohtani started at No. 2 in the lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday (Oct. 30) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, but was silent, going 0-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout.

Ohtani, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in the previous day’s game, went hitless a day later. While Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, who form the “MVP Trio,” all homered in the previous game, Ohtani was the only one who didn’t. “I’m the only one who didn’t hit a home run,” Ohtani said with a laugh. But no home runs would come on this day.

Facing St. Louis left-hander Zack Thompson, 안전놀이터 추천 Ohtani singled straight to second base with one out in the bottom of the first inning. On a two-pitch, two-strike at-bat, he took Thompson’s 82.7-mph (133-kilometer) slider but couldn’t get it out of the infield.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the third, he flied out to left field. On strike two, he took an 84.5-mph (136-kilometer) cutter for a hit.

In his third at-bat of the fifth inning, he had a scoring opportunity.

Miguel Rojas singled to right and Mookie Betts walked to put runners on first and second with no outs. But Ohtani took a four-pitch, 81.9-mph (132-kilometer) slider on a two-pitch, one-strike at-bat and fouled off the second baseman. Ohtani sprinted home, but St. Louis’ defense was quicker.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, Ohtani faced right-hander Giovanni Guevara, but swung wildly at an 83.4 mph slider on a full count and struck out.

Despite Ohtani’s silence, the Dodgers held on for a 6-3 victory and their second straight mainland opener. Starter Bobby Miller pitched a complete-game, six-hit shutout with one walk and 11 strikeouts in six innings.

The Dodgers opened the scoring in the top of the first inning when leadoff hitter Mookie Betts blasted a leadoff home run. Teoscar Hernandez followed with a solo shot, and in the fourth, 토토사이트 추천 Teoscar Hernandez hit a three-run homer with runners on first and second. In the bottom of the seventh inning, they scored again. Miguel Rojas extended the lead to 6-0 with a solo shot to left.

In the top of the eighth, Michael Grove drew a bases-loaded walk and gave up a two-run double to Nolan Gorman and a sacrifice fly to Nolan Arenado. But Dodgers Ryan Braazer and Evan Phillips preserved the three-run lead.

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