Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Shohei Ohtani extended his hitting streak to three games despite a slump that saw him strike out three times.

Ohtani batted second in the lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday (July 7) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Ohtani went 1-for-6 with a walk and a run scored, dropping his season batting average from 3-for-2 to 3-for-8.

The Dodgers’ starting lineup was Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, Freddie Freeman, Teoscar Hernandez, Andy Fajes, Miguel Rojas, Kike Hernandez, Miguel Vargas, and Austin Barnes. The starting pitcher is 16-win ace Walker Buehler.

Pittsburgh’s counterpart is Andrew McCutchen-Brian Reynolds-Kevin Hayes-Oneyl Cruz-Edward Olivares-Nick Gonzalez-Roddy Tellez-Henry Davis-Zack Swinski. 안전놀이터 Bailey Poulter got the start.

Ohtani drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning on Betts’ single to left. On a 1B-2S pitch count, she took four pitches and singled to right-center. Runners on first and second. Freeman followed with a three-run homer to right center.

After striking out swinging with the bases loaded in the second inning,

Ohtani struck out swinging in the fourth inning with runners at first and third on a leadoff double by Vargas, a sacrifice bunt and a walk by Betts. After a grounder to second base with two outs in the fifth, Ohtani struck out on three pitches in the seventh. He grounded out to first base with runners on first and second in the ninth.

The Dodgers beat Pittsburgh 11-7 to snap a two-game losing streak. Starter Walker Buehler was tagged for four runs (three earned) on seven hits (one homer) with one walk and three strikeouts in three innings, but the offense helped him earn the no-decision.

Betts led the offense from the leadoff spot, going 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored, Freeman had three hits including a home run, 온라인 슬롯 Hernandez was 3-for-5 with a home run, one RBI and three runs scored, and Rojas was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.

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