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Shohei Ohtani shows filthy stuff, also wild in scoreless start

Shohei Ohtani epitomized effectively wild in his first game on a mound in 16 days, pitching into and out of jams in four scoreless innings in the Angels’ 6-2 win over the Rangers.

After dealing with a blister on his right hand that kept him away from pitching the last two weeks, Ohtani only allowed one hit on Tuesday night in Anaheim, a second-inning single by Brock Holt. But the Rangers were patient, including drawing three straight walks in the first inning. Ohtani escaped that bases-loaded jam with strikeouts of Nick Solak and Willie Calhoun, setting a pattern for the night.