Ohtani, perfect through 6 1/3, lifts Angels past A's

Shohei Ohtani gave up one hit and struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 6-1 win over the Oakland A's on Sunday afternoon in Anaheim, Calif.

Ohtani retired the first 19 batters he faced, throwing a perfect game until Marcus Semien lined a 2-0 fastball into left field for a single with one out in the seventh.

Ohtani (2-0) walked one while making 91 pitches.

He got plenty of offensive support, Mike Trout leading the way with a home run, a single, a walk, two RBIs and two runs. Ryan Schimpf also homered for Los Angeles.

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Ohtani began the game by striking out the side in the first inning. He continued to march through the A's lineup, needing just 75 pitches to get through six perfect innings, striking out 11 of the 18 batters he faced.

Through those six innings, Oakland batters swung at a pitch 39 times, swinging and missing 23 of them. In his seven innings, Ohtani had 25 swings and misses, the most in the majors this season, surpassing the 23 Washington's Max Scherzer had on opening day.

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ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels runs on to the field to warm up before the start of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on April 8, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches in the first inning of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on April 8, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches in the first inning of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on April 8, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: The scoreboard shows a perfect game by Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels through six innings against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 8, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Shohei Ohtani #17 gets a high five from Ryan Schimpf #20 of the Los Angeles Angels after completing the seventh inning of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 8, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) in action during the seventh inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics played on April 8, 2018 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after striking out the final batter of the seventh inning of the game against the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium on April 8, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Fans in the stands wait for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) to come back onto the field for a postgame interview after the Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 6 to 1 in a game played on April 8, 2018 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) in action during the fifth inning of a game against the Oakland Athletics played on April 8, 2018 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) in the dugout during a game against the Oakland Athletics played on April 8, 2018 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, CA (Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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After getting Matt Joyce on a soft liner to shortstop to begin the seventh, Ohtani fell behind in the count against Semien before allowing his lone hit.

Ohtani walked the next hitter, Jed Lowrie, but then retired the next two batters to complete the inning, including a strikeout of Matt Olson to finish his day.

The Angels gave Ohtani something to work with right away, getting to A's starter Kendall Graveman in the first inning. With Trout (walk) on first and two out, Albert Pujols hit a full-count pitch into the left field corner for an RBI double. Pujols then scored on a single by Kole Calhoun.

Trout led off the third with a home run, and when Trout drove in another run with a single in the fourth, Graveman was done for the day. Justin Upton's sacrifice fly later in inning, the run charged to Graveman, put Los Angeles up 5-0.

Graveman (0-2) gave up five runs on five hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings, striking out three.

Schimpf, just called up from Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday, was making his first start as an Angel. Besides his home run in the sixth, he also walked twice and scored twice.

The A's scored their only run on a home run by Joyce in the ninth inning off Angels reliever Felix Pena.

--Field Level Media

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