Shohei Ohtani said, "It can't be helped even if it's a walk." In the middle of the 6th inning, he gave up 4 walks and 2 runs.

McCullers Jr. gave up 6 hits and 2 runs in the middle of the 6th inning, his second win.

Astros 4-2 Angels (Japan time 3rd, Houston)

Angels pitcher Shohei Otani started on the 2nd (Japan time 3rd) against the hometown Astros as "No. 3, designated hitter". He hit a right fielder in the third at-bat of the fifth inning, extending his five-game hitting streak. He batted .268 with 1 hit and 1 walk in 4 at bats. The team lost 2-4. Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. allowed six hits, four walks, and two runs in the middle of the sixth inning for his second win of the season.

McCullers Jr. gave Otani a walk on first base with one out in the first inning, and expanded the pinch to second base. Still, he beat the following Renhifo and Ward. "At Ohtani's turn at bat, I threw a strict ball with the feeling that 'I can't give up two runs in the first time.' I looked back.

Last season, he hit 46 home runs, which was third in the league, and this season, he also hit 30 home runs. Ohtani's blow is still a threat. "I can't help but walk Ohtani and Trout. I wasn't so sharp today, so I'm satisfied with this result. (Throwing) is getting better, and if this continues, the time will come when everything will come together." On this day, Trout and Otani were given one walk each, but no painful hits were allowed. A total of 47 wins, the right-hander looked back with satisfaction.

(Masaya Kotani)