Anaheim, CA (AP) —Shohei Ohtani has received a lot of attention for home runs, but the Los Angeles Angels have recently been powered by the most unlikely sources.
Otani hit a major league-leading 42 homer on Monday night, but Jack Mayfield connected to his first career Grand Slam as the Angels were able to beat the New York Yankees 8-7.
Otani and Mayfield have been tied to the team lead with nine home runs since the All-Star Break.
“It was an interesting and good baseball game,” said manager Joe Maddon. “The pitcher went well and the up and down attacks on the lineup did a great job.”
Despite the long balls of Otani and Mayfield, Juan Lagares took the lead with Brandon Marsh in the 8th inning with a two-out single from Clay Holmes.
Marsh led Wandy Peralta (4-3) in single 8th place before Lagares made his third hit that night.
The Yankees suffered three consecutive losses for the first time since early July, following 13 consecutive victories.
Junior Guerra (5-2) won a 7-1 victory with a stunning two-run shot at Giancarlo Stanton in the seventh inning. Raisel Iglesias, the seventh pitcher in a typical Angels bullpen game, defeated DJ LeMahieu, defeated Anthony Rizzo, and defeated Aaron Judge for the ninth and made his 28th save.
After the Yankees drew 5 in the 5th inning, Otani pulled in former teammate Andrew Heaney deeply to lead the bottom half. flame. Otani fired Heaney’s curved ball 432 feet on the second floor of the right-wing stand.
“I’ve never seen the ball hit that level. My goodness, it looked farther than that,” Maddon said.
Otani scored five hits in 30 at-bats with the Yankees, all hits leaving the park.
Mayfield’s Grand Slam from Corey Kluber was part of the Angels’ five-run quarter. Mayfield has had a batting average of only .227 since he was called in early July, but 14 of his 27 hits have been extra-base hits.
“After hitting it, I rounded the bass a bit. It was definitely an exciting moment in my career. The best thing is that we won and celebrated the match,” May said. Field said.
Stanton scored two hits and drove for the Yankees in three runs. He had an RBI single that tied the game with 5 in 5 times.
Another Stanton shot
Stanton tied it with a 7 in the 7th inning and carried the rock to the center fielder on a 2-run drive. The 457-foot Homer is the fifth longest by Angel Stadium opponents since Statcast began tracking in 2015.
Homer also had an exit speed of 115.2 miles. This is the third time in Big-A that a player has hit a home run over 450 feet with an exit speed of over 115.0. The others are Otani and Joey Gallo.
“It was impressive. He went up there on his plan, got the pitch and hit it on the rock. It was a really big blow to us, and we could finish it tonight. I just couldn’t, “said manager Aaron Boone.
Kluber’s mix comeback
The Yankees starter Corey Kluber has made his first start since May 25, off the 60-day injured list before the match. The right-handed player, who missed due to tension in his right shoulder, did not give up the hit in three innings. Fourth, I allowed him to walk only once before things were revealed.
Kluber led the inning by hitting Otani, but allowed three hits, including an RBI single to Jo Adell. Max Stassi drew two outwalks to load the bass in front of Mayfield’s Grand Slam.
“The final line doesn’t look very good, but I think disassembling it is a lot of good to take from tonight,” Kluber said. “There were a lot of good pitches and there wasn’t a lot of hard contact. But obviously we made bad pitches in big spots and eventually counted in 4 runs.”
Mike Mayers, who has played 60 times in the majors and is in 7th place, gave up two runs in the first run, including the double RBI of Reso, only for the second time in his career.
The Angels right-handed, who started in 2016 in St. Louis, allowed two runs and three hits in two innings.
Yankees: LHP Zack Britton (left elbow sprain) has been moved to the 60-day injured list, effectively ending the season. Briton met with Dr. Neil El Atlas in Los Angeles on Monday to determine if surgery was needed, Boone said.
Angels: RHP Alex Cobb (inflammation of the right wrist) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session before the game, but the next step has not yet been decided.
The Yankees have acquired RHP Jason Parker as the player nominated for the July 27 trade, when the Yankees sent pitchers Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson to the Cincinnati Reds. The 23-year-old Parker was 4-3 and this season was a Class A Daytona with an ERA of 4.05.
Yankees: RHP Jameson Tayon (8-4, 4.18 ERA) has acknowledged less than three earned runs in 11 of the last 13 starts until June 18.
Angels: RHP Jaime Barrier (2-2, 5.56 ERA) receives a call after being hit on the pitch on Saturday and after Otani was scratched by a pain in his right hand.
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