Two-way star Shohei Ohtani highlighted his versatility for the Los Angeles Angels, and it's none other than the Angels superstar Mike Trout who was a helping hand in the victory.
Ward had a .528 on-base percentage in his first eight games, so Manager Joe Maddon decided to put him in the leadoff spot, hoping he can get on base ahead of Ohtani and Mike Trout
Ohtani, the reigning American League MVP, went 0-for-4 and is batting .211/.273/.380 with three homers, three doubles, nine RBIs and three stolen bases through his first 17 games. It was his first game hitting second this year but he mostly hit there last year and had plenty of success with it.
Mike Trout checked his swing and ended up with a triple
MVPs Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout to a combined 1-for-8 on the night
Los Angeles MVPs Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout to a combined 1-for-8 on the night, with Ohtani striking out twice and Trout collecting a leadoff triple in the sixth on a checked swing looper down the first base line.