ANAHEIM — The Shohei Ohtani show continued to rage in Orange County on Friday night, as the two-way phenom launched his third home run in as many games in the second inning of the Angels’ series opener against the A’s at Angel Stadium.

Ohtani crushed a 2-0 fastball from A’s right-hander Daniel Gossett to center field, cutting Oakland’s lead to 6-1. The ball flew off his bat at 112.4 mph and traveled an estimated 449 feet, according to Statcast™. Ohtani, who homered off the Indians’ Josh Tomlin on Tuesday and off reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber on Wednesday, is the first Angels rookie to homer in each of his first three home games.


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ANAHEIM — The Shohei Ohtani show continued to rage in Orange County on Friday night, as the two-way phenom launched his third home run in as many games in the second inning of the Angels’ series opener against the A’s at Angel Stadium.

Ohtani crushed a 2-0 fastball from A’s right-hander Daniel Gossett to center field, cutting Oakland’s lead to 6-1. The ball flew off his bat at 112.4 mph and traveled an estimated 449 feet, according to Statcast™. Ohtani, who homered off the Indians’ Josh Tomlin on Tuesday and off reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Corey Kluber on Wednesday, is the first Angels rookie to homer in each of his first three home games.


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The 23-year-old left-handed slugger (and right-handed pitcher) flied out in the fourth inning in his second at-bat and is now 7-for-16 (.438) with three home runs and six RBIs in his first four starts at designated hitter. Ohtani is scheduled to make his second start on the mound Sunday against the A’s.

Maria Guardado covers the Angels for MLB.com. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.



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