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“The MVP counterparts”: Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout exhibit MVP character, pull off unexpected sweep

Ohtani and Trout delivered all that’s expected from a pair of MVPs, the contributions came from all over the lineup.

Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout

Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout showcase their hidden MVP value, hit home runs as Los Angeles Angels defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Sunday night. Both the Angels’ stars have combined for four of the past eight American League MVP awards. Ohtani’s coming in the seventh inning to make it a 6-1 game, before Trout finished things off in the ninth frame.

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The Los Angeles Angels has definitely started impressing their fans after the news of Arte Moreno giving up the franchise, it was said that Arte Moreno has wasted years of Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout through bad signings, mismanagement and utter incompetence.

“We’re trying to shake things up a little bit,” said Mike Trout, who added an RBI double to his solo homer on Sunday. “We played some good baseball these last three games.”

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Shohei Ohtani was the person who stepped up for the Los Angeles Angels in their latest team that transformed during the three-game series in Toronto. “Nothing surprises me anymore with him,” said Mike Trout. “He’s unbelievable.”

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Watch The Los Angeles Angels stars Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout sweep out against Blue Jays

Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout

“It’s pretty incredible,” said Angels starter Tucker Davidson, who held the Blue Jays to just one run through four-plus innings on Sunday. “Because the day after [a start], I mean, my legs are sore, my back is sore. And he (Shohei Ohtani) goes out there, has four ABs, helps the team, hits home runs. He does it all. It’s incredible.”

“We were just kind of plugging away,” said Davidson. “In Tampa, things just didn’t work out for us. … It was just one of those that we said, ‘All right, let’s get out of Tampa, let’s go to Toronto.’ And every series is a new start. It’s like, ‘All right, we’re 0-0 against this team for this series, so let’s go after it today.’”

The Angels haven’t made the postseason since 2014 and last won a postseason game in 2009. Their current winning percentage (.419) is on pace to be their worst since going 47-68 (.409) in the lockout-shortened 1994 campaign. The franchise record of 95 losses in a single season (happened in both 1968 and 1980) is at least in some danger of being broken.

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Yagya Bhargava is a MLB writer at Firstsportz. He is a sports enthusiast. Yagya is a Chef and has completed his graduation in Hotel Management, but his affection for Football and MLB has made him take a step towards writing. He is a National level footballer himself.