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Angels’ Ohtani mashes 32nd HR
Shohei Ohtani hit his major league-leading 32nd homer, a season high by a Japanese player in the major leagues, helping the host Angels beat the Red Sox 5-4 on Wednesday.
Fellow All-Star Jared Walsh homered twice for the Angels.
Ohtani topped Hideki Matsui’s total with the 2004 Yankees.
Wednesday’s Games Rays 8, Indians 1 (G2):
Five Tampa Bay pitchers combined for seven hitless innings to finish a doubleheader sweep at home. Brewers 5, Mets 0: In New York, Jacob deGrom allowed home runs to Luis Urias on his fourth pitch and another to Jace Peterson in the fifth. His ERA up to 1.08, deGrom said he will skip the AllStar Game.
Cubs 8, Phillies 3: Anthony Rizzo, Joc Pederson and Nico Hoerner each had two hits and an RBI to help the visitors snap an 11-game losing streak.
Braves 14, Pirates 3: Pinch-hitter Abraham Almonte had a go-ahead, two-run single off Kyle Crick (1-1) in a five-run sixth, and added a two-run home run as the visitors avoided a series sweep.
Yankees 5, Mariners 4: In Seattle, Aaron Judge capped New York’s early offensive outburst against Seattle All-Star Yusei Kikuchi with his 20th home run of the season.
Nationals 15, Padres 5: All-Star Juan Soto warmed up for the Home Run Derby by hitting a threerun shot in the first inning for the visitors.
Tigers 5, Rangers 3: In Arlington, Texas, Tigers pinch-hitter Miguel Cabrera hit a go-ahead infield single off the glove of reliever Joely Rodriguez in the seventh inning, overcoming two homers by Joey Gallo off Casey Mize.
White Sox 6, Twins 1:
Lance Lynn (9-3) allowed one run over six innings for the visitors and took over the AL ERA lead at 1.99.
Reds 5, Royals 2: Jonathan India hit a go-ahead, tworun double in the seventh for the visitors.
Blue Jays 10, Orioles 2: In Baltimore, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had three hits and drove in two runs to increase his major leagueleading RBI total to 73.
Marlins 9, Dodgers 6: Jesus Aguilar hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the ninth inning at home.
Astros 4, Athletics 3: Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer and Kyle Tucker’s tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning lifted the hosts.
Diamondbacks 6, Rockies 4: Eduardo Escobar had a three-run homer among his three hits for the hosts.
Giants 5, Cardinals 2: Alex Wood (8-3) pitched seven strong innings of three-hit ball for the hosts.
Home Run Derby: The field is set after Rangers slugger Joey Gallo and Nationals outfielder Juan Soto filled the last two spots Wednesday.
Astros: Reserves Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa will not play in next week’s All-Star Game.
Dodgers: Three-time NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw went on the 10-day injured list Wednesday because of elbow inflammation.
Cubs: The Cubs placed struggling right-hander Jake Arrieta (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list Wednesday.
Athletics: Closer Trevor Rosenthal will have season-ending surgery for a torn hip labrum.