Athletics

A's clap back at MLB's Ohtani tweet with Irvin praise

Athletics

Shohei Ohtani is a star, but it was Cole Irvin who shined the brightest Monday night. 

Irvin (W, 7 IP, 7 H, 0 ER, 3 Ks) was fantastic, shutting out Ohtani (6 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 8 Ks) and the Angels before Los Angeles tallied a run in the ninth inning.

Ohtani is arguably the face of baseball, which MLB is more than thrilled to promote. After another great outing Monday, the MLB Twitter account praised the Angels' star, which led to the A's responding with praise for the game's winning pitcher.

The A's lefty came out on top, and his team's social media account made sure to remind us all.

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For Irvin and the A's, they'll need to continue riding the wave if they hope to catch the Houston Astros in the AL West.