Shohei Ohtani strikes out 10 in Angels opening loss to As

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  • The A’s have won five straight season openers in the series.O’Hoppe, the club’s lone rookie on the opening day roster, became the youngest catcher to start opening day in franchise history at 23 years, 49 days.
  • He walked three and allowed two hits.Ohtani joined Dylan Cease, Gerrit Cole and Logan Webb as four pitchers with double-digit strikeouts, matching 1970 for the most on opening day since 1901.New A’s reliever Trevor May (1-0) pitched the eighth for the win.
  • Running backward toward the wall, Renfroe reached his glove up and made the grab without his eyes tracking the ball and landed just in front of the warning track.“WHAT WAS THAT” the Angels posted on Twitter with a shocked emoji face.
  • “It was tough because you want to go a different pitch, but you don’t have enough fingers,” O’Hoppe said in reference to Ohtani’s extensive repertoire.
  • OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani’s Pitchcom machine failed him for a stretch in the first inning, so he had to improvise with a rookie catcher.
  • It started working again in the second inning.O’Hoppe singled in the fifth to break up a scoreless game and put the Angels ahead.
By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball WriterOAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Shohei Ohtani struck out 10 over six scoreless innings in his season debut coming off the World Baseball Classic title before Oakland capi [+2939 chars]