A pitchers duel in Arlington? It happened. Fortunately for the Angels, it was Shohei Ohtani doing the dueling.
The Angels got on the board first when Juan Lagares scored from second on a passed ball.
The next run came in the fifth due to a solo shot by Captain Jack. It was 2-0 at that point.
The Rangers would plate a run in the bottom of the sixth on a Adolis Garcia ground out. That’s what a pitcher’s duel this was. 2 of the three total runs were scored on non hits.
The story of the night is clearly Shohei Ohtani as stretched his lead in the MVP race by going 6 innings of 1 run ball, striking out 6 and walking none.
Just to pile on:
In fact, there were no walks in the game until Raisel Iglesias walked Adolis Garcia to lead off the 9th and make the game more nerve racking than Angel fans needed. A K and a double play iced it