By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Los Angeles Angels and the Cleveland Indians went 13 innings on Wednesday. The Angels won 3-2 over the Indians at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
The Angels improved to 5-1 on the season. The Indians fell to 2-4 overall.
Zack Cozart – who is in his first season with the Angels after signing a three-year deal in the off-season – had the game-winning hit. With one out, Cozart hit a 392-foot home run to deep left field for the win.
The Angels tied the game at 2 when Shohei Ohtani – who also joined the team in the off-season after playing in Japan – hit 408-foot home run to deep center field. Andrelton Simmons also scored on the home run.
Ohtani became the fourth player in the Live Ball Area (since 1920), according to ESPN’s Stats & Information, to have a win as a pitcher, along with two home runs as a hitter through his team’s first seven games of the season. He joins Bronson Arroyo (2006), Don Newcombe (1955) and Hal Schumacher (1934) to accomplish this feat.
In the top of the fifth inning, Jason Kipnis signed to center field. Francisco Lindor scored for the 2-0 lead.
The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, as Brandon Guyer singled to center field. Lindor also scored on this play.
Angels pitcher Noe Ramirez picked up the win (1-0), as he pitched 1/3 of an inning. He also struck out the lone batter he faced for the win.
Los Angeles starter Tyler Skaggs received the no decision after going 4 2/3 innings. He allowed two runs while striking out five batters and allowing five hits.
Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber also received a no decision despite going seven innings and allowing two runs. He struck out six batters and allowed three hits.
Cleveland reliever Zach McAllister picked up the loss (0-1), as he pitched 1/3 of an inning. He allowed an earned run on one hit and struck out one batter.