Shohei Ohtani strikes out 12, hits two-run triple to carry Angels to win over Astros

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Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani continued his incredible run of form on Wednesday night as he struck out 12 batters in his side's 7-1 win against the Houston Astros.

Ohtani, the reigning American League MVP, finished with one earned run from six hits and two walks in six innings, while also collecting two hits with the bat, including a two-run triple.

With his 12 strikeouts, Ohtani now has double-digit strikeouts in four consecutive starts and has done it seven times from his past 13 starts.

Now with 123 strikeouts for the season, he is tied with reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Robbie Ray for the seventh most in the majors.

Ohtani is also 15th in home runs with 19, and his slugging percentage of .494 is also top-25, solidifying his status as one of the most damaging bats in the game.

He has been named as a two-position All-Star for the second straight season, as the starting designated hitter and also as a pitcher, with a good chance to start on the mound.

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