Two of the top candidates in the American League MVP race — Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani and Blue Jays slugger Vladimir Guerrero Jr. — meet again in Anaheim, California.
Both had a relatively quiet doubleheader on Tuesday. Ohtani was 1 for 7 with a walk and a run scored, while Guerrero went 1 for 8 with an RBI and five strikeouts. The Angels won 6-3 in the opener before the Blue Jays took the nightcap 4-0.
Ohtani is scheduled to start on the mound against the Blue Jays on Thursday. The right-hander is 6-1 with a 2.93 ERA in 16 starts. He’s struck out 106 in 86 innings.
For the first time in major league history, every team was in action Tuesday night but no starting pitcher lasted more than six innings on the mound, according to STATS.
Ten different pitchers had an outing of exactly six innings.