Shohei Ohtani grinned and laughed after Vladimir Guerrero Jr. bounced a single to left field in the Toronto slugger’s first career plate appearance against the Angels’ two-way superstar.
When he struck out Guerrero with a wicked slider two innings later, Ohtani smiled and chuckled at that one, too.
Ohtani had plenty of fun in his first mound meeting with most likely his strongest competitor for the AL MVP award. He also did plenty against the rest of the Blue Jays to secure another win for the Los Angeles Angels.
Ohtani pitched six innings of three-hit ball to win his third consecutive start, and he also doubled and scored an early run in the Angels’ 6-3 victory Thursday night