Despite a 12-11 loss to the Kansas City Royals, Shohei Ohtani put on a show for the Los Angeles Angels with an eight RBI night on Tuesday.
The designated hitter was heard batting for the first time at the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Angels trailed 6-1.
At 14e the season’s long ball reduced the Royals’ lead to just two points.
After a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning, Ohtani was back in the ninth with two teammates on the trails and a 10-7 score in favor of Kansas City. His momentum left no doubt on Scott Barlow’s offering and Ohtani tied the game while reaching the milestone of seven RBIs in the game.
The Royals took the lead in extra innings thanks to Whit Merrifield and Kyle Isbel who each drove in a run for 11e some.
Ohtani once again had two teammates on the bases in his turn at bat and he added an eighth RBI to his tally by bringing Tyler Wade to the plate with a sacrifice fly.
Ohtani isn’t the only Angels player who stood out in this game. Jared Walsh was just one single away from recording a carousel as he homered, doubled and tripled in the game. He was retired on a fly ball for the final out of the game.