The Los Angeles Angels beat the New York Yankees 3-2 in Anaheim, California, on September 1 after Shohei Ohtani hit a three-run home run off Gerrit Cole in the sixth inning.
It was Ohtani's 30th home run of the season, making him the first player in the history of the Major Leagues to hit at least 30 home runs and win at least 10 games as a pitcher.
(Ohtani has won 11 games as a pitcher.) In seven innings, Angels starter Patrick Sandoval (5-9), who only had three hits and two walks,
He threw 82 pitches and struck out seven batters. Jose Quijada pitched a scoreless eighth inning, and Jimmy Herget got his fifth save by pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
Cole (10-7), in seven innings, gave up three runs, two of which were earned, on six hits and one walk. In 15 starts, that was the fewest times he had struck out.
Aaron Judge, a big bat for the Yankees, struck out twice and walked twice. Reds 3, Cardinals 5 (13 innings) Albert Pujols hit a sacrifice fly to centre, which allowed Paul Goldschmidt to score the winning run.
Two batters later, Lars Nootbaar hit a two-run homer, which gave visiting St. Louis a 13-inning win over Cincinnati.
Even though they went 0 for 17 when they had runners in scoring position, the Cardinals had their second-best August ever, going 22-7.