Angles Use Long Ball To Clobber Royals

Shohei Ohtani hit the longest homer of his major league career in the first inning, and the surging Los Angeles Angels pounded a season-high five homers in an 8-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.

Ohtani’s 17th homer of the season was a 470-foot shot deep into the outfield bleachers off Kansas City starter Kris Bubic (1-1).

Ohtani then added a third-inning double.  Max Stassi, José Iglesias and Justin Upton also homered for Los Angeles off Bubic. Taylor Ward added a two-run shot in the eighth as the Angels hit five homers in a game for the first time since 2019.

The series concludes with the Angels’ Griffin Canning (4-4, 5.82 ERA) on the mound. He has a 1.50 career ERA against Kansas City. The Royals counter with Brad Keller (6-4, 5.50), at 8:30.


First place White Sox lead second place Cleveland by four games, third place KC is 7 and a half out.