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Athletics – Angels (4th time Japan, Auckland)
Angels pitcher Shohei Otani will start the 3rd (4th Japan time, game starts at 10:40) against the opponent Athletics as the “3rd designated hitter”. Expectations are high for the 35th home run for the first time in 20 games. Closer Anthony Rendon will return to the majors at 5th and 3rd.
On the 2nd day from the day before (3rd day), he played in the starting lineup with “No. 3 DH” in the game against Athletics. In the first inning, he hit the leadoff center and extended his longest hitting streak of 17 in Japan and the United States. .275 average with 1 hit in 5 at bats. The team won the last home game with seven straight wins.
The Athletics will start right-hander Adrian Martinez. He made his debut this season playing in 11 games with 4 wins and 6 losses and an ERA of 6.08. He played against Otani on September 28th, fielding a ground ball and hitting to the right lead. It was 1 hit in 2 at bats.
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