BOSTON (AP) – Shohei Ohtani struck out 11 over seven shutout innings, had two hits and drove in a run in the Los Angeles Angels’ 8-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday. Making his pitching debut in Babe Ruth’s original ballpark, the sport’s biggest two-way star since Ruth induced 29 swings and misses from Boston batters – a career high for Ohtani (3-2) and the most for any pitcher this year. He threw 81 of his 99 pitches for strikes, also a career high. Jared Walsh had four RBIs, curling a two-run homer around the left-field foul pole in the seventh to break a scoreless tie. The Angels turned a two-run game into a blowout in the eighth, when Ohtani’s line drive hit the Green Monster so hard that it knocked his uniform number out of the starting pitcher’s slot on the manual scoreboard. Anthony Rendon followed with an RBI single to chase Tanner Houck (2-2), and Walsh added a two-run dribbler through the shifted infield to make it 7-0. Houck gave up seven runs on five hits and a walk, striking out four in 2 1/3 innings. ROCKIES 9, NATIONALS 7 DENVER (AP) – Garrett Hampson and Brendan Rodgers each hit their first home runs of the season – both three-run shots – for Colorado in a win over Washington. Randal Grichuk also homered for the Rockies, who took two of three in the series. Daniel Bard got three outs for his eighth save in nine chances. He has had six consecutive scoreless outings. Washington outhit the Rockies 15-10, and Juan Soto and Keibert Ruiz had solo home runs. Maikel Franko added three hits, including an RBI double. Down 2-0, the Rockies went off on Aaron Sanchez (1-2) for a four-run second inning, ignited by successive doubles from Ryan McMahon and Rodgers. Sam Hilliard reached on a fielding error by shortstop Alcides Escobar, his third error in two days, and Hampson followed with a drive into the left-field bleachers. Washington had the makings of a big inning in the top of the fifth when César Hernández singled, Soto walked and Josh Bell doubled in a run. But catcher Dom Nunez picked Soto off at third for the first out and after a single by Yadiel Hernandez, Jhoulys Chacin (3-1) come on and got Maikel Franco to ground into an inning-ending double play. BREWERS 10, REDS 5 MILWAUKEE (AP) – Willy Adames hit two of Milwaukee’s six homers in another win over Cincinnati. The major league-worst Reds have dropped to 20 of 21 overall. Cincinnati was unable to overcome another shaky performance by hard-throwing rookie Hunter Greene (1-4). The 22-year-old was tagged for eight runs and nine hits in 2 2/3 innings in his fourth consecutive loss. He struck out seven and walked one. Luis Urías, Christian Yelich, Tyrone Taylor and Keston Hiura also had homers to help Milwaukee to its eighth win in nine games. Yelich finished with three hits and scored three times, and Adames had four RBIs. Brewers right-hander Adrian Houser (3-2) allowed five runs, four earned, and seven hits in five innings. Tyler Stephenson homered and drove in two runs for Cincinnati. ___ More AP MLB: and

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