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Angels lineup: Shohei Ohtani is DH for the first time the day after pitching

Angels pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani.
(Kent Nishimura; Allison Hong / Los Angeles Times)
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For the first time in his major league career, Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani was placed in the lineup the day after pitching. He batted third Monday in the series finale against the Oakland Athletics.

Ohtani didn’t record an out in his return to the mound Sunday. He threw 30 pitches. He told Japanese reporters after the 6-4 loss he didn’t feel physically tired when he departed. That allowed manager Joe Maddon to use Ohtani as a batter Monday against A’s right-hander Chris Bassitt.

This is new territory for Ohtani. During his Nippon Professional Baseball career, he rarely appeared as a hitter the day after he pitched.

ANGELS STARTING LINEUP

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3B David Fletcher

Angels third baseman David Fletcher.
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CF Mike Trout

Angels center fielder Mike Trout.
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DH Shohei Ohtani

Angels pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani.
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LF Justin Upton

Angels left fielder Justin Upton.
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2B Tommy La Stella

Angels second baseman Tommy La Stella.
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1B Albert Pujols

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols.
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C Jason Castro

Angels catcher Jason Castro.
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SS Andrelton Simmons

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons.
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RF Brian Goodwin

Angels left fielder Brian Goodwin.
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Starting pitcher Griffin Canning

Angels pitcher Griffin Canning.
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