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Shohei Ohtani Smacks Two Homers as Angels Rally Past Rangers

With eight homers in his past 13 games, Shohei Ohtani now leads the American League with 20 round-trippers this season, one more than Aaron Judge.



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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the 12th inning against the Texas Rangers on June 12 in Arlington, Texas. (KYODO)

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Shohei Ohtani is on a home run tear of late, igniting the Los Angeles Angels.

Ohtani belted his 19th and 20th homers of the MLB season on Monday, June 12 against the Texas Rangers, and the visiting Angels triumphed 9-6 in 12 innings at Globe Life Field.

Texas led 5-1 after three innings, but Los Angeles staged a comeback in the series opener.

Ohtani hit a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning to cut the lead to 5-2.

With one out in the seventh inning, the Angels designated hitter crushed a sinker from Grant Anderson, sending the ball flying 459 feet (nearly 140 meters) into the upper deck in center field. Ohtani's solo blast tied it at 5-5.

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Shohei Ohtani is greeted in the dugout by teammates after hitting a solo home run in the seventh inning. (Raymond Carlin III/USA TODAY SPORTS)

The game went into extra innings.

Ohtani smacked a two-run shot to left off Cole Ragans (2-3) in the top of the 12th, giving the Angels the lead for the first time. They added two more runs in the inning, and the Rangers fell short in their comeback attempt, scoring one run in the home half of the 12th.

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Author: Ed Odeven

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