Ohtani hits MLB-best 36th HR but Angels routed by Rockies
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit his major league-leading 36th home run, one of the few highlights for the Los Angeles Angels in a 12-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Brendan Rodgers and pinch-hitter Sam Hilliard homered to back six effective innings from winner Austin Gomber as Colorado improved to 11-37 on the road.
Los Angeles trailed 10-0 in the fifth before Ohtani launched a 463-foot drive to center field for a two-run shot.
The two-way sensation pitched seven strong innings Monday night and hit an RBI single in a 6-2 win over the Rockies.
Gomber allowed two earned runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out seven and walked two.
Reds acquire reliever Givens from Rockies for prospects
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds added some more help for their struggling bullpen by acquiring right-hander Mychal Givens from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for two pitching prospects.
The Rockies got right-hander Case Williams and right-hander Noah Davis, the Reds’ 26th-rated prospect.
The 31-year-old Givens is due to be a free agent after the season. He has a 2.73 ERA and 27.4% strikeout rate in 29 2/3 innings for Colorado.
The Reds traded for Yankees relievers Luis Cessa and Justin Wilson on Tuesday.