Shohei Ohtani’s throwing and bat helped the Los Angeles Angels end 14 losing games

Otani put Hallows ahead at Angel Stadium with two home runs in the fifth, and they never gave up the lead.

He was also credited with winning after making seven innings, giving up one run in four strokes, walking two and hitting six.

“I had a couple of chances to stop the losing streak on the heap, but I couldn’t do it,” Ohtani said through a translator, according to MLB.com. “I was so glad I was able to do it today.”

The Angels’ losing streak was the longest in franchise history, as well as the longest for a team that had the best player on its roster – Ohtani – on its roster.

The win over the Red Sox came two days after the team relieved Joe Maddon of his duties as manager, with Phil Nevin appointed as interim manager in his place.

“I think everyone took a deep breath and took a deep breath,” Nevin said of his team’s relief at the end of the losing game.

“They came every day expecting to win, it was the same situation, it was the same atmosphere at the club, it really happened.

“And when you go in after the match, you see the pain on their faces, and I know it hurts them…the last two weeks have been painful for them, painful for everyone.”

The Angels are hoping to boost their luck Friday night against the New York Mets at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

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