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Ohtani singles in first career at-bat as DH, to pitch Sunday

March 29, 2018

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Just like that, Shohei Ohtani has his first major league hit.

Ohtani lined a first-pitch single down the right-field line Thursday against Oakland’s Kendall Graveman with two outs in the second inning and the Angels ahead 1-0.

The Japanese two-way star started at designated hitter batting eighth for Los Angeles. He is set to pitch for the first time in Sunday’s series finale against the Athletics.

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