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Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani becomes third Japanese-born player to hit at least 100 home runs

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Shohei Ohtani and Taylor Ward provided just what the Los Angeles Angels needed to get over a bad loss in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.

Ohtani hit his 100th career home run, Ward hit a grand slam and the Angels salvaged a split by beating the the Oakland Athletics 9-1 in the nightcap Saturday.

The A's won the opener 4-3 when Luis Barrera overcame a couple of earlier blunders by hitting a walk-off, three-run shot for his first career home run.

"Give our guys credit," Angels manager Joe Maddon said of the response in Game 2.