TORONTO – Shohei Ohtani replaced Alek Manoah as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 on Saturday.
The Angels (54-73) closed the Blue Jays (68-57) for the second game in a row in this three-game series.
Ohtani (11-8) gave up just two innings and walked in one of seven innings. He defeated nine opponents in his performances on 109 pitches.
Blue Jays honor 1992 champion team
Manoah (12-7) also ruled seven innings that allowed one run, four strokes, and two walks. Eight hits.
The Blue Jays were unable to enjoy the night of celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 1992 World Series champion. Joe Carter, Dave Winfield, Dave Stieb, manager Cito Gaston and several other members were present at the pre-match ceremony.
“To me, every game is Game 7 of the World Series,” Manoah said. It doesn’t matter if Ohtani is on top or if it’s Roger Clemens. My job is to show up and compete. I give the team the maximum and I do everything I can to win. »
“It was pretty amazing to see the (team 1992) come back and party. I hope we get back to work and try to achieve the same success.”
Angels short-back Andrew Velazquez took a breather with a solo homer to his team at the expense of Anthony Bass, after two outs in the ninth innings.
The Angels took a 1-0 lead in the sixth half. David Fletcher rolled the ball in one hit to the left and went to second base with a walk to Mike Trout.
Set up at third base after Ohtani made an optional kick, Fletcher crossed home plate when Luis Renkfo took a single hit to the left.
Ohtani took 11 hits in a row, from Alejandro Kirk’s third inning finishing kick to Bo Bichette’s seventh inning kick. The series ended with Velazquez making a mistake while juggling a floor ball from Cavan Biggio.
Manoah and Ohtani did not allow a run for five strokes and only allowed two strokes.
The Blue Jays dodge in the fifth half, when rookie Ryan Aguilar double-tapped from the right-court line. However, Angels third base coach Mike Gallego called Aguilar 90 feet forward and was pinned by Jackie Bradley Jr.’s perfect shot.
Bradley started on the right field, replacing Teoscar Hernandez, who had a bruised left foot from Friday’s game. Hernandez was ready to strike on Saturday.
Meanwhile, George Springer played his first game in midfield after being removed from the injured list with a right elbow injury 10 games ago.
Springer extended his winning streak to 10 with at least one hit on the first inning.