Shohei Ohtani tag-out at home plate defines Dodgers road trip finale loss to Twins

Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) is tagged out at home plate by Minnesota Twins catcher Christian Vázquez to end the top of the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 10, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is tagged out at home plate by Twins catcher Christian Vázquez to end the top of the seventh inning Wednesday. (Abbie Parr / Associated Press)

Dino Ebel waved his arm. Shohei Ohtani churned his legs.

 

For a brief moment, as Ohtani barreled down the third base line, trying to score a tying run all the way from first base, it seemed like the Dodgers’ two-way star would make it.

 

Instead, in the defining moment of the Minnesota Twins’ 3-2 win at Target Field on Wednesday, their defense turned a picture-perfect relay play.

 

When the juggernaut Dodgers lose games this year, it will likely often be because they get beat in the margins.

Gideon Canice

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