Ohtani carries Angels past Boston, ending LA’s 14-game skid

Anaheim, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani pitched seven stellar innings and hit a two-run homer, and the Los Angeles Angels snapped their 14-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.

Andrew Velazquez added a three-run homer in the sixth, but the Angels ended the longest skid in franchise history squarely on the shoulders of their matchless AL MVP.

Ohtani yielded four hits and a run while striking out six in a performance befitting an ace.

He also had two hits, and he put the Angels ahead for the first time by crushing his 12th homer of the season off Nick Pivetta in the fifth inning.

The Sox now head to Seattle for a weekend series with the Mariners.