Ohtani homers in 1st home AB, Angels beat Indians 13-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani got his first major league home run and his first celebratory ice bath. There could more on the way for the Japanese sensation.

Ohtani hit a three-run homer in his first Angel Stadium at-bat to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 13-2 on Tuesday night.

''Shohei put on a display of the type of talent he has tonight,'' manager Mike Scioscia said. ''He showed the power. He showed the ability to just square up a baseball, and he had a great night for us.''

Ohtani capped a six-run first inning by lifting a ball out to center on a 2-2 pitch from Josh Tomlin. He got the silent treatment from teammates when he returned to the dugout, but not from the crowd. After players broke character and jumped around Ohtani to celebrate, Mike Trout pointed to the field and instructed Ohtani to take a curtain call.

It was a tradition Ohtani wasn't familiar with. The postgame dousing, however, Ohtani had seen on television.

Kole Calhoun snuck up behind Ohtani after the game as he was about to give a television interview and dumped ice water all over the 23-year-old.

''It obviously felt really, really good,'' Ohtani said through an interpreter, drying himself as he spoke to the crowd.

Ohtani is the first player to win as a starting pitcher, then start and homer as a non-pitcher in his next game in the same season since Babe Ruth in 1921, according to STATS LLC. He is also the first player with four hits, a home run and a win in his first six games since Boston's Wes Ferrell in 1937, and the first rookie with at least three hits and a win in his first six games since Dutch Stryker of the 1924 Boston Braves.

Trout, Justin Upton and Luis Valbuena also homered for the Angels. Rene Rivera had four RBIs, including a two-run shot in the eighth.

Los Angeles' Garrett Richards (1-0) gave up two runs and one hit while striking out nine in 5 2/3 innings.

Jose Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the first for the Indians, but Tomlin (0-1) gave up eight runs and eight hits in three innings.

''It was obviously a tough start and he was never able to settle in,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said. ''They all swung the bat good tonight.''

Ohtani's shot would have been a grand slam, except Calhoun had scored on a wild pitch earlier in the at-bat. He finished 3 for 4, including a hard-hit liner for a single in the eighth. Statcast measured his last hit at 112.8 mph, the hardest-hit ball by an Angels player this season.

''After getting my first hit out of the way, I felt more comfortable and relaxed,'' Ohtani said. ''And everyone around me was doing a good job too, making it tough for the pitcher. That was a factor.''

The homer was Ohtani's second hit in the majors - his first was in his first big league at-bat, at Oakland last Thursday. He also struck out the first batter he faced in his first start as a pitcher Sunday.

Ohtani will pitch against Oakland on Sunday in his first start at home.

''It's a lot of fun to see something like that from a guy that has a huge spotlight on him and obviously doesn't let it bother him, comes out and plays extremely well the first week of the season,'' Angels infielder Ian Kinsler said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker was placed on the 10-day disabled list with soreness in his right forearm. Parker Bridwell was recalled from Triple-A and will start Friday against the A's. Shoemaker was limited to 14 starts last season and had surgery last August to address nerve pain in his right forearm.

STREAK SNAPPED

The Angels ended a 12-game losing streak against the Indians, which was tied for the longest active mark in baseball.

UP NEXT

Indians: RHP Corey Kluber (0-1) starts Wednesday in the finale of the three-game series. Kluber went eight innings at Seattle on Thursday, giving up two runs in a 2-1 loss.

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (1-0) did not give up a run in 6 1/3 innings in a 2-1 win over the A's on Friday. Skaggs is 4-1 in 11 career starts in March and April.

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CLE2-3
200000000210
LAA4-2
61103002X13131
  • W: G. Richards (1-0)L: J. Tomlin (0-1)
  • HR: CLE - J. Ramirez (1), LAA - R. Rivera (1), J. Upton (1), L. Valbuena (1), M. Trout (2), S. Ohtani (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
F. Lindor SS31000130.150.261.150.4110.5
J. Kipnis 2B30000001.158.200.211.4110.0
E. Gonzalez 2B10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Ramirez 3B31121110.056.190.222.4137.5
Y. Alonso 1B40000021.222.333.611.944-1.0
E. Encarnacion DH20000011.267.389.8671.2560.5
a- R. Davis PH-DH10000000.000.200.000.2000.0
L. Chisenhall RF20000111.250.368.313.6810.5
B. Guyer RF10000000.200.200.400.6000.0
R. Perez C40000023.000.125.000.125-1.0
T. Naquin LF20000110.167.231.417.6470.5
B. Zimmer CF30000011.125.125.125.250-0.5
  • a-grounded out for Encarnacion in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
Z. Cozart 2B40000001.286.310.571.8820.0
C. Young LF10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
M. Trout CF41111100.259.310.593.9037.0
J. Upton LF42211010.261.333.435.7687.5
J. Marte 1B10000001.417.462.5831.0450.0
A. Pujols 1B41200000.222.222.370.5933.0
N. Fontana 2B00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
K. Calhoun RF41110021.200.200.400.6002.0
A. Simmons SS42110002.417.440.458.8985.0
L. Valbuena 3B23111200.200.273.400.67310.0
S. Ohtani DH42331012.444.444.7781.22210.5
R. Rivera C41241001.500.5001.1251.62511.0
    BATTING
    • HR - J. Ramirez
    • RBI - J. Ramirez 2 (2)
    BATTING
    • 2B - A. Simmons, R. Rivera (2)
    • HR - M. Trout (2), J. Upton, L. Valbuena, S. Ohtani, R. Rivera
    • RBI - M. Trout (5), J. Upton (3), K. Calhoun (3), A. Simmons (5), L. Valbuena (2), S. Ohtani 3 (3), R. Rivera 4 (4)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton, L. Valbuena (2), S. Ohtani 3 (3), R. Rivera 2 (2)
    FIELDING
    • E - A. Pujols
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Tomlin (L, 0-1)3.088811424.003.00-12.5
    D. Otero2.033312010.801.500.0
    M. Belisle2.00000100.000.336.5
    Z. McAllister1.02221117.711.29-1.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Tomlin (L, 0-1)3.0
    D. Otero2.0
    M. Belisle2.0
    Z. McAllister1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    G. Richards (W, 1-0)5.21224915.061.4119.5
    J. Johnson1.10000200.000.274.0
    B. Parker1.00000007.712.573.0
    B. Wood1.00000100.000.553.5
    PITCHERSIP
    G. Richards (W, 1-0)5.2
    J. Johnson1.1
    B. Parker1.0
    B. Wood1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Tomlin
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Tomlin 77-49, D. Otero 36-24, M. Belisle 23-14, Z. McAllister 22-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Tomlin 2-6, D. Otero 4-0, M. Belisle 1-4, Z. McAllister 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Tomlin 18, D. Otero 10, M. Belisle 6, Z. McAllister 5
    PITCHING
    • WP - G. Richards
    • HBP - G. Richards
    • Pitches-Strikes - G. Richards 102-58, J. Johnson 17-13, B. Parker 11-6, B. Wood 8-5
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Richards 6-3, J. Johnson 1-1, B. Wood 2-0
    • Batters Faced - G. Richards 24, J. Johnson 4, B. Parker 3, B. Wood 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    CLE2-3
    200000000210
    LAA4-2
    61103002X13131
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    F. Lindor SS31000130.150.261.150.4110.5
    J. Kipnis 2B30000001.158.200.211.4110.0
    E. Gonzalez 2B10000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    J. Ramirez 3B31121110.056.190.222.4137.5
    Y. Alonso 1B40000021.222.333.611.944-1.0
    E. Encarnacion DH20000011.267.389.8671.2560.5
    a- R. Davis PH-DH10000000.000.200.000.2000.0
    L. Chisenhall RF20000111.250.368.313.6810.5
    B. Guyer RF10000000.200.200.400.6000.0
    R. Perez C40000023.000.125.000.125-1.0
    T. Naquin LF20000110.167.231.417.6470.5
    B. Zimmer CF30000011.125.125.125.250-0.5
    Total2921214128-----
    • a-grounded out for Encarnacion in the 9th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Z. Cozart 2B40000001.286.310.571.8820.0
    C. Young LF10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    M. Trout CF41111100.259.310.593.9037.0
    J. Upton LF42211010.261.333.435.7687.5
    J. Marte 1B10000001.417.462.5831.0450.0
    A. Pujols 1B41200000.222.222.370.5933.0
    N. Fontana 2B00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    K. Calhoun RF41110021.200.200.400.6002.0
    A. Simmons SS42110002.417.440.458.8985.0
    L. Valbuena 3B23111200.200.273.400.67310.0
    S. Ohtani DH42331012.444.444.7781.22210.5
    R. Rivera C41241001.500.5001.1251.62511.0
    Total361313125358-----
      BATTING
      • HR - J. Ramirez
      • RBI - J. Ramirez 2 (2)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Simmons, R. Rivera (2)
      • HR - M. Trout (2), J. Upton, L. Valbuena, S. Ohtani, R. Rivera
      • RBI - M. Trout (5), J. Upton (3), K. Calhoun (3), A. Simmons (5), L. Valbuena (2), S. Ohtani 3 (3), R. Rivera 4 (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Upton, L. Valbuena (2), S. Ohtani 3 (3), R. Rivera 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - A. Pujols
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Tomlin (L, 0-1)3.088811424.003.00-12.5
      D. Otero2.033312010.801.500.0
      M. Belisle2.00000100.000.336.5
      Z. McAllister1.02221117.711.29-1.5
      Total8.0131313355---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Tomlin (L, 0-1)3.0
      D. Otero2.0
      M. Belisle2.0
      Z. McAllister1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      G. Richards (W, 1-0)5.21224915.061.4119.5
      J. Johnson1.10000200.000.274.0
      B. Parker1.00000007.712.573.0
      B. Wood1.00000100.000.553.5
      Total9.01224121---
      PITCHERSIP
      G. Richards (W, 1-0)5.2
      J. Johnson1.1
      B. Parker1.0
      B. Wood1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Tomlin
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Tomlin 77-49, D. Otero 36-24, M. Belisle 23-14, Z. McAllister 22-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Tomlin 2-6, D. Otero 4-0, M. Belisle 1-4, Z. McAllister 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Tomlin 18, D. Otero 10, M. Belisle 6, Z. McAllister 5
      PITCHING
      • WP - G. Richards
      • HBP - G. Richards
      • Pitches-Strikes - G. Richards 102-58, J. Johnson 17-13, B. Parker 11-6, B. Wood 8-5
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - G. Richards 6-3, J. Johnson 1-1, B. Wood 2-0
      • Batters Faced - G. Richards 24, J. Johnson 4, B. Parker 3, B. Wood 3
      • 8TH INNING
        Rivera homered to right, Ohtani scored213
      • 5TH INNING
        Rivera doubled to deep right center, Simmons and Valbuena scored211
        Simmons doubled to deep left, Pujols scored29
      • 3RD INNING
        Valbuena homered to center28
      • 2ND INNING
        Upton homered to center27
      • 1ST INNING
        Ohtani homered to right center, Simmons and Valbuena scored26
        Calhoun scored, Simmons to third, Valbuena to second on wild pitch23
        Calhoun singled to center, Upton scored, Pujols to second22
        Trout homered to right center21
        Ramirez homered to right center, Lindor scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Blake Wood relieved Blake Parker
        • Rajai Davis hit for Edwin Encarnacion
        • R. Davis: Davis grounded out to second
        • B. Guyer: Ball, Guyer grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Perez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Blake Parker relieved Jim Johnson
        • E. Gonzalez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez lined out to center
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Ramirez fouled out to third
        • Y. Alonso: Ball, Strike looking, Alonso flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Zach McAllister relieved Matt Belisle
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ohtani singled to center
        • R. Rivera: Rivera homered to right, Ohtani scored
        • C. Young: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
        • J. Marte: Foul, Strike looking, Marte grounded into double play second to first, Trout out at second
        • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Jefry Marte at first
        • Chris Young in left
        • Nolan Fontana at second
        • T. Naquin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Naquin flied out to deep right
        • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Zimmer grounded out to shortstop
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Lindor struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • M. Belisle Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
        • L. Valbuena: Valbuena lined out to center
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • G. Richards Pitching:
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Encarnacion hit by pitch
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion to second on wild pitch, Strike swinging, Chisenhall struck out swinging
        • Jim Johnson relieved Garrett Richards
        • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Erik Gonzalez at second
        • Brandon Guyer in right
        • Matt Belisle relieved Dan Otero
        • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Trout flied out to deep center
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Upton flied out to deep center
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pujols lined out to first
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • G. Richards Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Kipnis grounded out to third
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • D. Otero Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols singled to right center
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to pitcher, Pujols to second
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Simmons doubled to deep left, Pujols scored
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valbuena walked
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Ohtani struck out looking
        • R. Rivera: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rivera doubled to deep right center, Simmons and Valbuena scored
        • Z. Cozart: Cozart grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • G. Richards Pitching:
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike looking, Ball, Chisenhall lined out to center
        • R. Perez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez grounded out to shortstop
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Naquin walked
        • B. Zimmer: Strike swinging, Ball, Zimmer reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Naquin out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Dan Otero relieved Josh Tomlin
        • Z. Cozart: Cozart grounded out to third
        • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Foul, Trout grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • G. Richards Pitching:
        • J. Kipnis: Ball, Strike looking, Kipnis grounded out to third
        • J. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ramirez walked
        • Y. Alonso: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Alonso struck out swinging
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Ball, Simmons grounded out to second
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Valbuena homered to center
        • S. Ohtani: Strike looking, Ohtani singled to right
        • R. Rivera: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Rivera flied out to shallow center
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • G. Richards Pitching:
        • T. Naquin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Naquin struck out looking
        • B. Zimmer: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Zimmer struck out looking
        • F. Lindor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lindor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Cozart fouled out to catcher
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trout flied out to deep left
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike swinging, Upton homered to center
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Ball, Pujols popped out to first
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • G. Richards Pitching:
        • F. Lindor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Lindor walked
        • J. Kipnis: Strike looking, Ball, Kipnis lined out to left
        • J. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ramirez homered to right center, Lindor scored
        • Y. Alonso: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alonso grounded out to pitcher
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Encarnacion safe at first on 1st baseman Pujols fielding error
        • L. Chisenhall: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Chisenhall walked, Encarnacion to second
        • R. Perez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Perez popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • J. Tomlin Pitching:
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Cozart flied out to center
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Trout homered to right center
        • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Upton singled to left
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pujols singled to left center, Upton to third
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun singled to center, Upton scored, Pujols to second
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Strike swinging, Simmons reached on fielder's choice to third, Pujols out at third, Calhoun to second
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Valbuena walked, Calhoun to third, Simmons to second
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Calhoun scored, Simmons to third, Valbuena to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ohtani homered to right center, Simmons and Valbuena scored
        • R. Rivera: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rivera flied out to center
        • End of the 1st (6 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)