Ohtani hit a walk-off single to lift the LA Dodgers

Shohei Ohtani (30) hit a walk-off single to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to their third straight win.

Ohtani started in the No. 2 spot in the lineup and went 2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, one walk and three runs batted in, including the game-winning hit in the 10th inning of an extra-inning game against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA, on Tuesday.

After going 0-for-4 with a walk in his first at-bat of the season the day before, Ohtani bounced back with a multi-hit performance. He raised his season batting average from 3-for-5 to 3-for-5.3 (66-for-187) and reclaimed the top spot from Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras (.341), who had led the league the previous day. Contreras went 0-for-5 against the Houston Astros on Sunday, dropping his batting average by nine points. Ohtani leads both leagues not only in batting average, but also in hits, slugging percentage (.657) and OPS (1.081).

In his first at-bat against Cincinnati right-hander Hunter Greene, Ohtani struck out swinging in the first inning. 카지노사이트 He swung at a 98.8 mph (159.0 km/h) four-seam fastball high and away from the plate.

In the fourth inning,

With two on and one out, he pushed Green’s three-seam 86.1 mph (138.6 km/h) splitter high and away from the plate, but it flew out of the left-field corner.

In the fifth inning, he walked on a pitch to second base. Grazed his left foot on an 88.3 mph (142.1 km/h) slider in the third inning. His first walk of the season.

In the eighth inning, batting leadoff, he hit an infield single off left-hander Sam Moll. He pulled an 81.7-mile-per-hour (131.5-kilometer-per-hour) sweeper five pitches outside and hit a grounder toward first base, then beat Moll to the bag for the infield hit.

With the score tied 2-2 in the 10th inning of extra innings, Ohtani ended the game. With runners on first and second, Mookie Betts singled straight up the middle, but Ohtani came through with the game-winning hit off Cincinnati closer Alex Diaz. He pulled a 94-mile-per-hour (151.3 km/h) four-seam fastball low and away from the body on the sixth pitch, sending it into the gap in right field to bring home Will Smith from second base for a 3-2 Dodgers victory.

It was Ohtani’s first walk-off hit as a Dodger.

His second career walk-off hit in four years and first since Sept. 5, 2020, against the Houston Astros while with the Los Angeles Angels. After being doused with water by his teammates, Ohtani told the local media, “It was nice to be able to hit in the clutch. It was a great moment and a special weekend. 파워볼실시간 I wanted to make sure I hit shots rather than long shots, so I’m happy it worked out.”

“If you don’t hit the ball for strikes in every at-bat, and you hit the ball for strikes, and you hit in the right situations, then inevitably your batting average will be good,” he said.

Ohtani’s walk-off win gave the Dodgers a three-game winning streak and a 32-17 record (.653 winning percentage), good for first place in the National League West. Cincinnati, which lost its third straight, dropped to 19-28 (.404 winning percentage) and remained in fifth place in the NL Central.