Two-Minute Drive: Ohtani Hits 100th Homer, Liverpool Win FA Cup Via Dejavu

Jonathan Grant | May 15th, 2022

1st Down: Shohei Ohtani continued to do what he does on Saturday, landing himself yet another milestone. The Los Angeles Angels do-it-all performer hit his 100th home run in a 9-1 win over Oakland. In doing so, he became just the third Japanese star to reach the number and is the only man, apart from Babe Ruth, to have 100 dingers and 250 strikeouts as well.

2nd Down: Both the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees saw their recent winning streaks come to a halt on Saturday as both fell on the road. The Astros had won 11 in a row, but the Washington Nationals had an offensive outburst as they racked up a 13-6 win in DC. The Yankees, meanwhile, lost in a much closer fashion, dropping a 3-2 result to the Chicago White Sox that saw a five-game run end. Luis Robert drove in the winning run via walk-off in the ninth inning. The Philadelphia Phillies now have the mantle of the hottest team in MLB, having won four consecutive.


3rd Down: Liverpool FC kept up their quest for an unlikely quadruple trophy haul on Saturday as they once again defeated Chelsea in a penalty shootout. Just like the Carabao Cup a couple of months back, neither team got on the score sheet during Saturday’s FA Cup Final, and a penalty shootout was required. Liverpool held their nerve again to clinch a second trophy of the campaign, but they remain in play for two more.

4th Down: Jordan Spieth is once again in contention for a PGA Tour win through three rounds, this time at the Byron Nelson. Spieth, a local from close by, will be a shot back of fellow local star Sebastian Munoz heading into Sunday’s fourth and final round. Munoz is at -21 overall while Spieth is at -20 thanks to a 64 on Saturday. Joaquin Niemann is a further shot back.

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