Tropeano, Ohtani lead Angels past KC


Ohtani's first hit in Angel stadium is a 3-run blast with an exit velocity of 104.5 miles per hour.

Heaney became the ninth different pitcher to start for the Angels in their first 15 games. "Playing a game like that, I don't know if I've ever experienced that cold". "I am all real".

Ian Kinsler hit a lead off home run in the first for the Angels. But the volume there has decreased, and you have to wonder if the Angels might even lower his number of innings as the year goes on since so many Major League teams are super careful with young starting pitchers.

But after just one pinch-hit appearance in this series - a ground out against the mystifying Bartolo Colon on Tuesday - Ohtani got his name on Manager Mike Scioscia's lineup card Wednesday and that alone justified the trip for me. The Angels had the second-best record in the American League at 11-3. Albert Pujols homered and drove in three runs. That's impressive enough, but he's done it for a team that has only three wins on the year.

Yankees starter Sonny Gray (1-1) was pulled after a leadoff single by Moreland in the fourth.

Tropeano threw 88 pitches, struck out six and walked two. He was charged with six runs and seven hits.

Royals: C Salvador Perez (left knee strain) joined Double-A Northwest Arkansas for a rehab assignment.

The Reds fell to 2-10, the worst record in the majors and their worst start since an identical mark in 1955. He batted second in the first 10 games of the season.

Paul DeJong's solo shot deep into the upper deck in center off Austin Brice (0-2) snapped a 4-4 tie in the sixth. The Angels are on a five game win streak right now, with the last four wins all coming on the road. Not only that, he's allowing very few hits. He went 4-6 with a 4.94 ERA in 2017 at Kauffman Stadium.

In his second start, Ohtani blew everyone away.

As a unit, Kansas City's pitchers have allowed 4.5 runs per game overall this year.

Chicago's Ian Happ had his first two-hit game this season.

In Ohtani's next at-bat in the bottom of the third, he turned on an 0-1 cutter for a single to right field.

LeMahieu's four-hit game matched a career high.

During the game, it was more of a subtle performance Ohtani delivered. An exit velocity of 112.4 miles per hour sent that ball 449 ft to center field.

"Looking at video, they score a ton of runs", Kennedy said. After a quick mound visi, t Ohtani was able to regroup get Khris Davis to ground out and then get Matt Olson to strike out for the 3rd time on none other than his electrifying splitter.

Kipnis added two RBIs and Zimmer robbed Dixon Machado of an extra-base hit with a diving catch in the seventh.

Stratton (1-1) kept the Padres mostly off the bases through seven innings. He's 2-0 as a starter with a 2.08 ERA, including taking a ideal game into the 6th inning in his most recent start.

He later drew a walk against lefty Jake Diekman after falling behind 1-2, showing remarkable poise to take three close pitches.

Law, recalled from Triple-A Sacramento before the game, threw two ideal innings.