Baseball: Ohtani extends hit streak to 10 games in loss for Angels

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Shohei Ohtani extended his hitting streak to a 10th straight game Wednesday, but the Los Angeles Angels left their rally too late in a 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Ohtani tripled on a line-drive to right in the top of the ninth at Dodger Stadium, breaking up a no-hitter by Tyler Anderson with one out and the Angels trailing 4-0.

The two-way star scored on Matt Duffy's single before Craig Kimbrel secured the final two outs to extinguish the comeback.

Ohtani finished 1-for-4 with a run, having struck out twice.

Anderson (8-0) fanned eight and was charged with one run on a solitary hit and two walks over 8-1/3 innings.

Will Smith gave the Dodgers an early lead on his three-run homer in the first before Trea Turner made it 4-0 in the third with his solo blast.

Japanese actor Ken Watanabe threw the ceremonial first pitch before the interleague game as Dodger Stadium hosted "Japanese Heritage Night."

The event included a performance by taiko drummers and an exhibition on Japanese American baseball history inside the stadium.