Shohei Ohtani hits a two-run home run in the ninth inning to push the Angels to a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
Stuck in a four-game skid, the Los Angeles Angels received a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning from Shohei Ohtani to outlast the Red Sox Sunday in Boston.
Boston Red Sox closer Matt Barnes blew his first save of the season when Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hit an eventual game-winning home run off him in the ninth inning on Sunday. Despite being saddled with the loss, Barnes heavily praised the man who took him deep."I personally think he's the most physically gifted baseball player I've ever seen," Barnes said, according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. "He's a special player. He's incredibly talented. Hopefully he stays healthy and has a long career."Barnes entered Sunday with a 1.89 ERA, 0.47 WHIP, and he had converted all nine of his save opportunities. With Boston nursing a two-run lead, he promptly recorded the first two outs in the ninth inning before Mike Trout singled to bring Ohtani to the dish.Then this happened: Down to their last out, Shohei Ohtani comes through in the clutch for the @Angels. pic.twitter.com/kwsZj1Xim4 MLB (@MLB) May 16, 2021 Ohtani said postgame it was the biggest homer of his MLB career, according to Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times.The dinger is just the second home run Barnes has allowed over 20 1/3 innings this season.Meanwhile, Ohtani is now tied for the MLB lead in round-trippers at 12. He's batting .262/.304/.597 and has driven in 29 runs over 158 plate appearances, all while also registering a 2.10 ERA over five starts as a pitcher.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Shohei Ohtani's two-run go-ahead homer in the ninth inning proved to be the difference in a 6-5 win over the Red Sox as the Angels avoided a sweep at Fenway Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Boston Red Sox erased an early four-run deficit, but Shohei Ohtani hit a go-ahead two-run homer with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 6-5 win.