Ward-Trout-Ohtani ‘back to back to back’… Angels come-from-behind win with 3 home runs
Major League Baseball (MLB) Los Angeles Angels won a come-from-behind victory with the power of a home run.
The Angels won 4-3 in the 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Kansas City Royals held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA on the 24th (Korean time).
The Angels메이저놀이터, who returned with a win rate of 50% with a record of 11 wins and 11 losses this season, marked 3rd place in the American League West Division. Kansas City stayed at the bottom of the American League Central Division with 5 wins and 17 losses.
The Angels gave up the lead with a solo home run by Vinnie Pasquantino in the top of the 6th inning when the match was 1-1.
However, in the bottom of the sixth inning, he turned the tide of the game with three home runs.
Leading batter Taylor Ward tied the game with a solo home run over the left fence, followed by Mike Trout’s turnover over the center fence.
The follow-up hitter, Shohei Ohtani, once again hit a solo home run over the middle fence, setting a rare record of three consecutive home runs, a ‘back-to-back-to-back’ home run.
The Angels hit a solo home run by Bobby Witt Jr. in the top of the 7th inning and were chased by 1 run, but they blocked the 8th and 9th innings with no runs and secured the victory.
On this day, Ohtani played an active part in multi-hits with 2 hits, 1 run and 2 RBIs in 3 at-bats, including his 5th home run of the season. His batting average for the season was 0.266.
Trout, who hit the final home run, also recorded the 5th gun of the season and wielded 3 hits, 1 point and 1 RBI in 4 at-bats.
Angels starting pitcher Reed Detmus resigned after allowing two runs in 5⅔innings and failed to record a win or loss, and second pitcher Austin Warren won the first win of the season with one run in 1⅔innings.
Carlos Esteves, who blocked the ninth inning, earned his third save of the season.
Kansas City starter Jordan Lyles pitched well, allowing one run until the fifth inning, but swallowed the disappointment as he hit three home runs with the start of the sixth inning. Lyles, who allowed 4 runs in 6 innings, took his 4th loss without a win in his 5th appearance of the season.