WATCH: Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon Team Up for a Late Walk-Off Win Over Washington Nationals

Published 05/09/2022, 8:00 AM EDT
Sep 25, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) sprints to first base on his way to a triple against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Shohei Ohtani has become the heart and soul of the LA Angels. The Japanese slugger, single-handedly, has won numerous games for the Angels. And once again, the two-way phenom delivered for his team when they needed it the most.

Thanks to a few players like Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon, and of course Shohei Ohtani, the Angels are donning the American League West. Especially, Ohtani has been phenomenal for the Angels over the past two years.

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Every baseball fan is aware of Ohtani’s two-way skill. Whether it is from the mound or the plate, he never fails to impress. However, this time, Ohtani did not do either of them to win it for the Angles. Instead, he partnered with Anthony Rendon and won a thrilling game against the Washington Nationals.

Shohei Ohtani and Anthony Rendon win it in death for the Angels

The LA Angels have been playing their best baseball lately. With 19 wins out of 30 games, the Angels are at the top of the AL West 2022 standings. Recently, the Angles completed their three-game series against the Nationals. 

Sep 25, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) triples against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

After winning the first game, the Angels lost their second game against the Nationals. With this, the third game automatically became the decider. As expected, the third game went down to the wire. At once, both teams were tied at 4-4. But a brilliant partnership between Ohtani and Rendon not only won them the game, but also the series.

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This win came in the ninth inning of the game when Rendon hit the ball, and Ohtani completed his run to the base. Talking about the game, the Angels two-way phenom said that he has been feeling better since the last couple of games.

“The last couple games, I’ve actually been feeling better, “ Ohtani said. “I’ve been getting a better angle on the balls that I’m hitting and they’re going in the air. So I think in a few more days, I should be able to get there.”

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Considering their impressive run, do you think the Angels will make it to the World Series this season?

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Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.

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