Otani Shohei.

(Associated Press)

[Sports Center/Comprehensive Report] Angel star Shohei Otani faced the Red Sox in an away game at Fenway Park today. Due to the impact of the rain, the game was once interrupted. "Pitcher Otani" lost 1 run in only 2 innings. Exit.

The Angels narrowly won 5-4 to avoid being swept by the Red Sox in their 4-game winning streak.

Otani said frankly that the early game time made him feel difficult, "I feel like I haven't woken up yet."

Since today is the annual Boston Marathon, which is the oldest marathon in the world, the battle between the Red Sox and the Angels was advanced to 11:10 a.m. local time, but due to the heavy rain, it was postponed for 56 minutes. The game did not officially start until 12:06 local time.

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Shohei Otani practiced pitching in the bullpen.


After Shohei Otani started pitching 2 innings, the third inning was once again affected by the rain, which was interrupted for 1 hour and 25 minutes, and "Pitcher Otani" was also allowed to leave the field to rest.

Angels head coach Phil Nevin said he will discuss with Shohei Ohtani to see if he can hit the plate earlier than the scheduled starting rotation schedule.

Otani Shohei said in an interview after the game that he felt that he could still shoot, but at the time he didn't know how long the game would be suspended, and finally left after discussing within the team.

Due to the rain, the game was delayed for 56 minutes.

When Shohei Otani talked about the pre-match preparations, he believed that compared with the rain, the game started very early, and this may be the most difficult part.

Otani also said that because it was the bus at 7:30 in the morning, he got up at 6:45 in the morning to move his body.

Angels outfielder Hunter Renfroe (Hunter Renfroe), who hit a three-pointer and contributed 4 RBIs in the game today, said, "When you come from the West Coast, the game at 11 am is tough, and it's not good for them. Easy. We had a few guys out of the starting lineup, but Shohei shot well."

In their first MLB encounter, Shohei Ohtani strikes out his #WorldBaseballClassic teammate Masataka Yoshida. pic.twitter.com/NP3ogj0YYw

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