8/31/22 ANAHEIM, CA - The Los Angeles Angels (56-74), were looking to bounce back after losing to the New York Yankees (79-51) Tuesday night, 7-4, bounced back and came from behind to win 3-2 after Shohei Ohtani hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Patrick Sandoval (5-9), the Angels' starting pitcher, went seven innings, gave up three hits, two runs, and had seven strikeouts.
Gerrit Cole for the Yankees pitched seven innings and gave up six hits, three runs, one home run, and had four strikeouts.
Mike Trout was able to get on base in the bottom of the first inning, followed by Shohei Ohtani was robbed on a home run by the Yankees' center-fielder Aaron Hicks leaping up to snag the ball.
Josh Donaldson doubled in the top of the fifth inning, and Sandoval threw a wild pitch to send him to third base. Gleber Torres hit a double into center field and Donaldson to give the Yankees a 1-0 lead.
The Yankees led 2-0 after Aaron Hicks hit a sacrifice flyball to left field and Torres scored.
In the bottom of the sixth inning, the Angels had Fletcher on second base with Mike Trout at first base, and the next batter Ohtani had three RBIs after hitting a three-run home run to give the Angels a 3-2 lead.
"I just missed it in my first at-bat, so I wanted that next opportunity," Ohtani said. "Luckily, Trout got on with the error and it gave me that opportunity. I'm happy I came through.
The Angels' relief pitcher Jimmy Herget (5-0) came in the top of the ninth inning to pick up his 5th save of the season after walking Aaron Judge with one out and later stole second base.
After that, he would walk Giancarlo Stanton with two outs and be able to get out of the jam by getting Torres to strike out to help the Angels take the series.
With the win, Ohtani became the first player ever in MLB history to have 30 home runs and have ten wins as a pitcher in the same season. #mlb #shoheiohtani #laangels #newyorkyankees #yankees #aaronhicks #losangelesangels #angelsbaseball #tgsportsusa #yankeesbaseball