Ohtani RBI and pickoff in Angels' 7-2 win for sweep at Texas

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Shohei Ohtani never saw such a quick pickoff move by Chris Martin when they were teammates in Japan.

Ohtani had an RBI single in the second inning that put the Los Angeles Angels ahead to stay, but was picked off first base in the eighth by his former teammate in a 7-2 victory Wednesday night over the Texas Rangers.

''It wasn't like really a funny moment or anything,'' Ohtani said through his interpreter. ''I've never seen him pick off that fast with the Fighters, so that surprised me, but something that I know for the next time I'm on base against him.''

Ohtani was in the lineup for the first time since homering in each of his three starts as designated hitter last week. The 23-year-old rookie two-way sensation put the Angels up 1-0 in the second with his opposite-field single and finished 1 for 3 with a walk.

The Rangers were swept in the three-game series, became the first team in the majors with 10 losses and now will be without their shortstop and No. 3 hitter.

Elvis Andrus has a broken right elbow after being hit by a pitch in the ninth inning. Andrus was clearly in pain when he dropped to the ground.

Dr. Keith Meister, the team's physician, did initial X-rays and an examination at the stadium, and the team said those indicated the probability of a fracture. Andrus' elbow was put in a splint and he will be examined further Thursday, the team's first off day this season.

''Listen, you don't replace guys like this. It's such a huge part of the lineup and on the field defensively,'' manager Jeff Banister said of Andrus, who at 29 is in his 10th season as their starting shortstop.

Kole Calhoun had three hits, including a two-run single, and scored twice as the Angels improved to 10-3 for the first time since 1982. They are alone atop the AL West after defending World Series champion Houston lost 9-8 earlier Wednesday in Minnesota.

Jaime Barria (1-0) allowed one hit, a home run, over five innings to win his major league debut. The 21-year-old right-hander struck out three, walked three and hit a batter.

Matt Moore (0-3) gave up three runs while allowing seven hits and three walks in five innings as the Rangers lost their fourth straight game.

After Ohtani drew a leadoff walk in the eighth, Martin came on as the fourth Texas pitcher. The two played together with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters the last two seasons.

Ohtani was called out on an attempted pickoff by Martin, but umpire Bill Miller's call was overturned on a replay challenge. Martin then got Ohtani out on another move to first.

''He got caught in between. ... They almost picked him off the one time, and then the second time picked him off,'' manager Mike Scioscia said. ''I guess he forget (Martin) had that move.''

It was Ohtani's first DH start since pitching seven scoreless innings with 12 strikeouts against Oakland on Sunday to improve to 2-0 on the mound. He grounded out as a pinch-hitter Tuesday.

In six games with an at-bat, Ohtani is hitting .364 with three homers and eight RBIs. He also took a called third strike Wednesday and was retired leading off the sixth when reliever Matt Bush snagged a comeback liner.

''There was one at-bat with runner on third and less than two outs and I struck out, couldn't drive that run in,'' Ohtani said. ''So that's an at-bat I need to reflect and think about and get better for next at-bat in that situation.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker will continue to undergo treatment without throwing after tests this week showed no new findings of nerve irritation. Shoemaker felt discomfort in his forearm in first start of the season March 31. Shoemaker missed half of last season because of a forearm issue.

YOUNG ANGELS

At 21 years, 267 days old, Barria was the youngest Angels player to make his big league debut since Mike Trout at 19 years, 335 days on July 8, 2011. Barria was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake City after the game.

OTHER RUNS

Ryan Rua led off the Texas third with his first homer. ... Rene Rivera immediately followed Ohtani in the second with another RBI single. Jefry Marte and Zack Cozart both had run-scoring triples.

UP NEXT

Angels: After completing their first series sweep of the season, the Angels open a four-game series at Kansas City on Thursday night.

Rangers: Texas is the last team in the majors to get a day off after playing 14 consecutive days to start the season. The Rangers will be off Thursday before opening a three-game series Friday night against the Astros.

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  • W: J. Barria (1-0)L: M. Moore (0-3)S: K. Middleton (2)
  • HR: TEX - R. Rua (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Z. Cozart 2B51110004.254.302.475.7765.0
M. Trout CF21010110.235.355.529.8843.5
J. Upton LF41100104.265.350.510.8607.0
A. Pujols 1B50000004.263.288.404.6920.0
A. Simmons SS30000203.345.379.436.8164.0
K. Calhoun RF52320002.255.283.353.6367.0
J. Marte 3B41210002.440.481.6401.1216.0
L. Valbuena 3B10000001.244.292.400.6920.0
S. Ohtani DH30110111.364.417.7731.1892.5
R. Rivera C21110101.333.412.6671.0785.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    S. Choo DH40100111.264.339.491.8301.5
    J. Profar 2B50210001.167.355.208.5635.0
    E. Andrus SS30000112.327.426.500.9261.5
    I. Kiner-Falefa PR00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    A. Beltre 3B30100214.306.370.408.7792.5
    N. Mazara RF40000005.306.358.388.7460.0
    J. Gallo 1B40000013.193.233.386.619-0.5
    R. Chirinos C30000020.128.205.179.3840.0
    D. Robinson CF31000121.206.308.324.6311.0
    R. Rua LF31111111.150.186.250.4366.5
      BATTING
      • 3B - Z. Cozart (2), J. Marte
      • SF - M. Trout
      • RBI - Z. Cozart (6), M. Trout (10), K. Calhoun 2 (7), J. Marte (4), S. Ohtani (8), R. Rivera (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Calhoun 2 (5), S. Ohtani (7), R. Rivera (3)
      BATTING
      • HR - R. Rua
      • RBI - J. Profar (2), R. Rua (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Profar (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Upton 2 (2), A. Simmons
      • Picked Off - S. Ohtani
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Profar
      FIELDING
      • PB - R. Rivera (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Beltre (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Barria (W, 1-0)5.01113311.800.8018.5
      N. Ramirez0.10001102.701.80-0.5
      J. Alvarez1.20001200.000.753.0
      B. Wood0.12000000.001.00-2.0
      K. Middleton (S, 2)1.22111301.171.047.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Barria (W, 1-0)5.0
      N. Ramirez0.1
      J. Alvarez1.2
      B. Wood0.1
      K. Middleton (S, 2)1.2
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Moore (L, 0-3)5.07333208.762.11-2.0
      M. Bush1.01221003.521.30-1.0
      J. Diekman1.00002008.102.701.0
      C. Martin1.00000003.001.173.0
      T. Barnette0.20200000.000.000.0
      A. Claudio0.11000006.141.50-1.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Moore (L, 0-3)5.0
      M. Bush1.0
      J. Diekman1.0
      C. Martin1.0
      T. Barnette0.2
      A. Claudio0.1
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Barria, K. Middleton
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 71-44, N. Ramirez 9-5, J. Alvarez 23-17, B. Wood 12-7, K. Middleton 37-20
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 3-9, J. Alvarez 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Barria 20, N. Ramirez 2, J. Alvarez 6, B. Wood 3, K. Middleton 9
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Moore (3)
      • HBP - M. Bush, T. Barnette
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Moore 96-57, M. Bush 21-10, J. Diekman 17-7, C. Martin 9-6, T. Barnette 13-8, A. Claudio 8-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Moore 2-11, M. Bush 1-2, J. Diekman 1-1, T. Barnette 1-2, A. Claudio 1-0
      • Batters Faced - M. Moore 25, M. Bush 6, J. Diekman 4, C. Martin 2, T. Barnette 4, A. Claudio 2
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      Z. Cozart 2B51110004.254.302.475.7765.0
      M. Trout CF21010110.235.355.529.8843.5
      J. Upton LF41100104.265.350.510.8607.0
      A. Pujols 1B50000004.263.288.404.6920.0
      A. Simmons SS30000203.345.379.436.8164.0
      K. Calhoun RF52320002.255.283.353.6367.0
      J. Marte 3B41210002.440.481.6401.1216.0
      L. Valbuena 3B10000001.244.292.400.6920.0
      S. Ohtani DH30110111.364.417.7731.1892.5
      R. Rivera C21110101.333.412.6671.0785.0
      Total3479706222-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        S. Choo DH40100111.264.339.491.8301.5
        J. Profar 2B50210001.167.355.208.5635.0
        E. Andrus SS30000112.327.426.500.9261.5
        I. Kiner-Falefa PR00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
        A. Beltre 3B30100214.306.370.408.7792.5
        N. Mazara RF40000005.306.358.388.7460.0
        J. Gallo 1B40000013.193.233.386.619-0.5
        R. Chirinos C30000020.128.205.179.3840.0
        D. Robinson CF31000121.206.308.324.6311.0
        R. Rua LF31111111.150.186.250.4366.5
        Total3225216918-----
          BATTING
          • 3B - Z. Cozart (2), J. Marte
          • SF - M. Trout
          • RBI - Z. Cozart (6), M. Trout (10), K. Calhoun 2 (7), J. Marte (4), S. Ohtani (8), R. Rivera (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Calhoun 2 (5), S. Ohtani (7), R. Rivera (3)
          BATTING
          • HR - R. Rua
          • RBI - J. Profar (2), R. Rua (3)
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Profar (2)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Upton 2 (2), A. Simmons
          • Picked Off - S. Ohtani
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - J. Profar
          FIELDING
          • PB - R. Rivera (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - A. Beltre (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Barria (W, 1-0)5.01113311.800.8018.5
          N. Ramirez0.10001102.701.80-0.5
          J. Alvarez1.20001200.000.753.0
          B. Wood0.12000000.001.00-2.0
          K. Middleton (S, 2)1.22111301.171.047.5
          Total9.0522691---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Barria (W, 1-0)5.0
          N. Ramirez0.1
          J. Alvarez1.2
          B. Wood0.1
          K. Middleton (S, 2)1.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Moore (L, 0-3)5.07333208.762.11-2.0
          M. Bush1.01221003.521.30-1.0
          J. Diekman1.00002008.102.701.0
          C. Martin1.00000003.001.173.0
          T. Barnette0.20200000.000.000.0
          A. Claudio0.11000006.141.50-1.0
          Total9.0975620---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Moore (L, 0-3)5.0
          M. Bush1.0
          J. Diekman1.0
          C. Martin1.0
          T. Barnette0.2
          A. Claudio0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - J. Barria, K. Middleton
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Barria 71-44, N. Ramirez 9-5, J. Alvarez 23-17, B. Wood 12-7, K. Middleton 37-20
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Barria 3-9, J. Alvarez 2-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Barria 20, N. Ramirez 2, J. Alvarez 6, B. Wood 3, K. Middleton 9
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Moore (3)
          • HBP - M. Bush, T. Barnette
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Moore 96-57, M. Bush 21-10, J. Diekman 17-7, C. Martin 9-6, T. Barnette 13-8, A. Claudio 8-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Moore 2-11, M. Bush 1-2, J. Diekman 1-1, T. Barnette 1-2, A. Claudio 1-0
          • Batters Faced - M. Moore 25, M. Bush 6, J. Diekman 4, C. Martin 2, T. Barnette 4, A. Claudio 2
          • 9TH INNING
            Profar singled to left center, Robinson scored, Choo to third72
            Calhoun singled to center, Trout and Upton scored71
          • 6TH INNING
            Trout hit sacrifice fly to right, Cozart scored51
            Cozart tripled to deep right center, Rivera scored41
          • 4TH INNING
            Marte tripled to right, Calhoun scored31
          • 3RD INNING
            Rua homered to left center21
          • 2ND INNING
            Rivera singled to center, Marte scored, Ohtani to second20
            Ohtani singled to left, Calhoun scored, Marte to second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Tony Barnette relieved Chris Martin
            • M. Trout: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout hit by pitch
            • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Upton safe at first on 3rd baseman Beltre fielding error, Trout to second
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols fouled out to third
            • A. Simmons: Foul, Simmons lined out to right, Trout to third
            • Alex Claudio relieved Tony Barnette
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Upton stole second, Ball, Calhoun singled to center, Trout and Upton scored
            • L. Valbuena: Foul, Foul, Valbuena grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • K. Middleton Pitching:
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • D. Robinson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Robinson walked
            • R. Rua: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rua struck out looking
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Ball, Choo singled to left, Robinson to second
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Ball, Profar singled to left center, Robinson scored, Choo to third
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Profar stole second, Ball, Andrus hit by pitch
            • Isiah Kiner-Falefa ran for Elvis Andrus
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Beltre flied out to right
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • J. Diekman Pitching:
            • S. Ohtani: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ohtani walked
            • Chris Martin relieved Jake Diekman
            • R. Rivera: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Rivera lined out to left
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ohtani picked off at first, pitcher to first, Foul, Ball, Cozart flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Blake Wood relieved Jose Alvarez
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Profar singled to right
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Andrus popped out to first
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Beltre singled to left, Profar to second
            • Keynan Middleton relieved Blake Wood
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Foul, Mazara lined out to left
            • J. Gallo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gallo struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Jake Diekman relieved Matt Bush
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Simmons walked
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun lined out to right
            • J. Marte: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Marte grounded into double play third to second to first, Simmons out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Luis Valbuena at third
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Chirinos flied out to deep center
            • D. Robinson: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Robinson struck out looking
            • R. Rua: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rua walked
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Choo struck out looking
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Matt Bush relieved Matt Moore
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Ohtani lined out to pitcher
            • R. Rivera: Ball, Rivera hit by pitch
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Cozart tripled to deep right center, Rivera scored
            • M. Trout: Ball, Trout hit sacrifice fly to right, Cozart scored
            • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Upton walked
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Upton stole second, Strike looking, Foul, Pujols grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Noe Ramirez relieved Jaime Barria
            • E. Andrus: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Andrus struck out swinging
            • A. Beltre: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Beltre walked
            • Jose Alvarez relieved Noe Ramirez
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara reached on fielder's choice to third, Beltre out at second
            • J. Gallo: Gallo grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Moore Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols lined out to left
            • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Simmons walked
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Calhoun flied out to deep left
            • J. Marte: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Simmons stole second, Ball, Marte grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • R. Rua: Rua popped out to shortstop
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Choo flied out to left
            • J. Profar: Strike looking, Profar grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Moore Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Calhoun singled to left
            • J. Marte: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Marte tripled to right, Calhoun scored
            • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking
            • R. Rivera: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Rivera walked
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Strike looking, Cozart flied out to right
            • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked, Rivera to second
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Upton flied out to right
            • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • N. Mazara: Strike looking, Mazara popped out to shortstop
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gallo flied out to center
            • R. Chirinos: Ball, Ball, Chirinos hit by pitch
            • D. Robinson: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Robinson struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • M. Moore Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
            • J. Upton: Ball, Upton singled to left
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pujols flied out to deep center
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Upton to second on wild pitch, Ball, Simmons lined out to center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • R. Rua: Strike looking, Ball, Rua homered to left center
            • S. Choo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Choo walked
            • J. Profar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Profar popped out to first
            • E. Andrus: Foul, Foul, Andrus flied out to left
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Choo stole second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • M. Moore Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pujols flied out to right
            • A. Simmons: Simmons flied out to deep left
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Calhoun singled to right
            • J. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte reached on an infield single to shortstop, Calhoun to second
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani singled to left, Calhoun scored, Marte to second
            • R. Rivera: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rivera singled to center, Marte scored, Ohtani to second
            • Z. Cozart: Ball, Cozart popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • J. Gallo: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gallo grounded out to pitcher
            • R. Chirinos: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Chirinos struck out swinging
            • D. Robinson: Ball, Robinson lined out to right
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • M. Moore Pitching:
            • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cozart popped out to shortstop
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout flied out to left
            • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Upton grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • J. Barria Pitching:
            • S. Choo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Choo grounded out to second
            • J. Profar: Ball, Strike looking, Profar lined out to left
            • E. Andrus: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Andrus walked
            • A. Beltre: Ball, Andrus to second on passed ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Beltre walked
            • N. Mazara: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Mazara popped out to first
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)