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Game Thread #111: Ohtani shuts down A’s in 5-1 loss

Make that 4 losses in a row

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The A’s dropped their fourth straight game on Tuesday at the Coliseum, getting shut down by Shohei Ohtani for six innings while the Los Angeles bullpen kept it up and had a near=perfect day. Oh, and Sho-Time added a home run on top of that.

Oakland starter James Kaprielian was not good tonight, allowing four runs in five innings, the most he’s allowed in his last eight starts. He did have one highlight from today, though:

Thankfully a ninth-inning blast from Chad Pinder broke up the shutout. Hey, they scored more than last night, at least.

The Green & Gold will try to avoid a home sweep tomorrow afternoon. Paul Blackburn is slated for the start while Los Angeles has yet to officially announce a starter for the finale, but it’ll probably be Patrick Sandoval.

Let’s avoid the sweep!