TORONTO: Shohei Ohtani struck out nine in seven innings and Andrew Velazquez homered, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-0 Saturday (Sunday in Manila).
Ohtani (11-8) allowed two hits — a single for George Springer in the first, and a two-out double for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the third — in his career-best 11th win. Ohtani threw a season-high 109 pitches, 72 for strikes, in his first win since August 9 at Oakland. He lowered his ERA to 2.67.
Jimmy Herget retired all six batters he faced for his third save to finish the two-hitter as the Angels won consecutive games after losing the previous six, blanking the Blue Jays for the second day in a row. Los Angeles, which won 12-0 Friday, leads the AL with 16 shutouts.
David Fletcher had three hits and scored the winning run on Luis Rengifo's single in the sixth. Velazquez hit his eighth homer against Anthony Bass in the ninth. He also went deep on Friday.
All-Star right-hander Alek Manoah (12-7) struck out eight in seven innings for Toronto.
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In Oakland, Shea Langeliers scored on a throwing error by second baseman DJ LeMahieu in the 11th inning, and Oakland snapped New York's five-game winning streak, 3-2.
With runners on first and second and one out, Chad Pinder hit an apparent double-play grounder to shortstop off Lou Trivino (2-8). The Yankees got the force at second base but LeMahieu's throw to first was off target, allowing Langeliers to score the winning run.