Shohei Otani returned home for two consecutive nights, recording his first steal in the Coronavirus delayed season with the Los Angeles Angels’ 8-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday.
Otani dropped the Mariners’ lead to 3 runs 1 to 4 and defeated Homer from Dan Altavira in the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Angels’ attack stopped.
The Mariners scored five runs in the first half and managed to keep the Angels down despite a slow push from a Japanese two-way player who played in a Major League match on Sunday for the first time in nearly two years.
Otani reached the fielder’s choice in the 7th inning and immediately took the second. He struck out his swing and lined up for the first two at-bats.