.268 average with 2 hits and 1 run in 4 at bats
■ Angels – Mariners (20th Japan time, Anaheim)
On the 19th (20th Japan time), Angels pitcher Shohei Otani started in the game against the Mariners, the home base, as the “second designated hitter”. He hit a double down the left field line in the 3rd inning in the 6th inning, which was greeted with 2 at-bats, marking the first multi-hit in 7 games with the center fielder hitting in the 8th inning. 268 average with 2 hits and 1 run in 4 at bats. The team suffered a 9-1 loss, ending any chance of making the postseason.
Kaine Ohtani had one out in the sixth inning. The right-hander closed Gilbert’s first four streaks with 12 wins before the game to line the left wing with a liner. It was a hard hit with an impact speed of 102.9 miles (about 165.6 kilometers). Duffy’s double up the middle of the next base advanced to third base, which he survived with Ward’s sacrifice fly up the middle.
In the 8th inning with 1 out and 1st base, he returned from the left arm slot to center. The impact speed was 105.2 miles (about 169.3 kilometers), which was also serious. Although he recorded the 36th multi-hitter of the season, it did not result in a score.
The 3rd place team in the district miscalculated that starting pitcher Suarez allowed 7 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings. The last time they advanced to the play-offs was in 2014, when they won the district championship, and they missed the play-offs for the eighth consecutive year.
(Full Account editorial section)