Athletics turn back visiting Angels


    THE Oakland Athletics took advantage of the wild pitching from Shohei Ohtani to score five times in the first inning and held on for a 6-4 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Sunday afternoon.

    After the teams had split the first two contests of a four-game series, the A’s immediately grabbed the upper hand in the third matchup. They got plenty of help from Ohtani (0-1), who was pitching in a regular-season game for the first time since a painful outing in September of 2018 that was followed with Tommy John elbow surgery.

    In other games, it was the Yankees 3, Nationals 2; Marlins 11, Phillies 6; Indians 9, Royals 2; Rays 6, Blue Jays 5 in 10 innings; Twins 5, White Sox 2; Mariners 7, Astros 6; Cubs 9, Brewers 1; Braves 14, Mets 1; Tigers 3, Reds 2; Orioles 7, Red Sox 4; Pirates 4, Cardinals 1; Rockies 5, Rangers 2; and Diamondbacks 4, Padres 3.