The Babe was playing for the Yankees by that point, but Ohtani matched two other Boston accomplishments with his performance as designated hitter Tuesday.
"Shohei put on a display of the type of talent he has tonight", Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. In retrospect, the concerns those statistics raised have only served to show the deceptive power of small sample sizes, although perhaps the same could be said of his regular season numbers thus far. "He showed the ability to just square up a baseball, and he had a great night for us". Both homers came off Tomlin (0-1), who lasted three innings and gave up eight runs on eight hits and one walk.
Ohtani said, "I thought it was going to hit the fence". "And everyone around me was doing a good job too, making it tough for the pitcher".
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The bases were loaded when Ohtani's at-bat first started, but a wild pitch from Tomlin allowed Kole Calhoun to score from third. The 23-year-old did not seem to tire as he got deeper into the start, as he was able to hit 98 miles per hour in his final inning on the mound.
Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker was placed on the 10-day disabled list with soreness in his right forearm. According to STATS LLC, the baseball player is remarkably the first to win a starting pitcher, then start and homer as a non-pitcher in his next game in the same season since baseball titan Babe Ruth in 1921. Parker Bridwell was recalled from Triple-A and will start Friday against the A's. In his hitting debut on Thursday, Ohtani went just 1-for-5, picking up a groundball single off Athletics right-hander Kendall Graveman in his first career at-bat.
Hanley Ramirez's two-run double with two out in the 13th inning helped the Red Sox to a 4-2 win over the Marlins.