Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani

DH - ANA
Height: 6-4
Weight: 210 lbs
Age: 27
College: None
Los Angeles Angels

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The ScoreMLB Wednesday best bets: Get-right game for Angels

The Giants beat the Dodgers at even money, the Rangers snapped their 11-game losing streak, and we ultimately got back on track Tuesday with a 2-1 evening.Let's keep the momentum rolling into Wednesday with these three bets.Angels (-200) vs. Rockies The Rockies got the better of Shohei Ohtani and the Angels on Tuesday in a 12-3 blowout. L.A.'s Andrew Heaney will make amends Wednesday.The veteran southpaw owns a 5.32 ERA, but is sporting a 4.20 expected ERA; the 1.12 difference ranks top 25 in baseball, so he should come around sooner than later - how about tonight against the worst road team in baseball?Colorado's a dismal 11-37 away from home and has won back-to-back road contests once. Bettors wagering $100 against the Rockies every road game this year would be up close to $1,000.Chi Chi Gonzalez gets the nod for the visitors, which will be a welcome sight for the Angels' bats. The club's posting the fourth-highest batting average versus right-handers and has won four straight against scheduled right-handed starters.Lay the chalk.Dodgers-Giants under 7.5 (-110)The Dodgers and Giants played a low-scoring contest Tuesday, and bettors should expect another when Walker Buehler and Anthony DeSclafani square off in the Bay Area.Buehler's been superb across the board this season. He's 10-1 - his .909 winning percentage is tops in the majors - with a WHIP on pace to be the best of his career (0.909). He's also flaunting a solid 5.8% BB rate, which should neutralize a Giants offense ranking No. 5 in walks per game.DeSclafani, meanwhile, sports a 6.4% BB rate and an xwOBA south of .300. He struck out seven L.A. hitters when these two teams met last week.The under is 4-1-1 in DeSclafani's last six starts, while the Dodgers are 4-0-1 to the under the last five with a total between 7-8.5.Red Sox over 4.5 runs (-110, Game 2)The Red Sox offense has been firing on all cylinders in 2021. Boston enters Wednesday in the top five in total bases, runs, batting average, slugging, and OPS.That's bad news for Steven Matz, who's struggled against the Red Sox, albeit in a small sample. Boston's had great success against the Blue Jays southpaw, hitting .347 with a .967 OPS off him.The Red Sox have posted at least five runs in five of the last six and should light it up at Fenway Park; they're averaging 5.36 runs per game at home this season, compared to 4.82 on the road.Alex Kolodziej is a betting writer for theScore. Find him on Twitter @AJKolodziej.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

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Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021

FOX SportsShohei Ohtani demolishes 463-foot home run, Rockies crush Angels, 12-3

The Colorado Rockies crushed the Los Angeles Angels, 12-3. Shohei Ohtani smashed a 463-foot home run in the loss. The Rockies snapped a three-game losing streak.

Source: FOX Sports
Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021

FOX SportsShohei Ohtani news: Historic HR start, pitching rebound, more JAPANESE SUBTITLES Flippin Bats

Ben Verlander recaps yet another week in Shohei Ohtani news as the Angels two-way star got halfway to 70 homers and continued to rebound after a rough start against the Yankees several weeks prior.

Source: FOX Sports
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

CBS SportsAngels manager Joe Maddon endorses Shohei Ohtani in AL MVP race: 'It's not even close'

The two-way superstar indeed looks like the heavy favorite to take home the award

Source: CBS Sports
Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021

The ScoreAngels' Maddon says Ohtani is leading AL MVP race: 'It's not even close'

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon doesn't think there is any question Shohei Ohtani should win the American League MVP this campaign."To me, it's not even close," the skipper said, according to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez. "When people talk about it being close - it's not. It's not. What he's doing is so unique. It's just so different compared to anybody else right now."Ohtani pitched seven brilliant innings against the Colorado Rockies on Monday, striking out five while allowing one earned run en route to a 6-2 Angels win.The 27-year-old also contributed with his bat and legs, driving in the contest's first run, swiping a bag, and scoring in the first inning before bewildering the Rockies lineup with his pitching repertoire.The two-way star is among the AL's top candidates for the award along with Toronto Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr., but Ohtani also plays for an Angels club sitting 10 games out of first place in the American League West."I'm really happy to hear the MVP talks around me," Ohtani said. "But right now, I haven't been able to finish both as a hitter and a pitcher in the same season, so that's my main focus - staying healthy, finishing the season strong. If the award comes with it at the end, then I think that's the best-case scenario."Ohtani's hitting .277/.361/.679 at the plate and leads the league with 35 home runs. As a pitcher, the Japanese sensation is 5-1 with a 3.04 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 80 innings.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

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Tuesday, Jul 27, 2021


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