KC overcomes Ohtani, Angels in slug-fest

Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani homered twice and drove in eight runs, but it was not enough as Kansas City's Carlos Santana and Bobby Witt Jr. both came through with multiple big hits in the Royals' 12-11 victory in 11 innings Tuesday.

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June 22, 2022 - 2:20 PM

Shohei Ohtani (17) of the Los Angeles Angels reacts during his at-bat in the fifth inning against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Monday. Photo by (Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/TNS)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit two three-run homers, including a dramatic tying drive in the bottom of the ninth inning. He drove in a career-high eight runs, the most by a Japanese-born player in major league history.

And somehow, it still was not enough for his Los Angeles Angels to beat the Kansas City Royals.

Whit Merrifield led off the 11th inning with an RBI double, and the Royals overcame Ohtani’s historic performance for a 12-11 victory Tuesday night.

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