Read the full story on SportsLook - Shohei Ohtani Smacks Two Homers as Angels Rally Past Rangers
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.
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