Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani showed diminished velocity during his start on Wednesday night against the Cleveland franchise.
Ohtani allowed two runs on five hits (including a solo home run surrendered to Jake Bauers) and a pair of walks. He threw 72 pitches over 4 ? innings, striking out five batters in the process. As has become the norm, he also batted for himself as the Angels eschewed the designated hitter.
When Joe Maddon made a pitching change in the fifth inning, inserting left-handed reliever Tony Watson, he moved Ohtani to right field. (Jose Rojas slid from right to left while Justin Upton moved from left to center, triggering Taylor Ward's removal from the game.)
Ohtani went 0 for 2 at the plate during his pitching appearance.