Everything led up to this dramatic scene.


"Whether I got him out or he got a hit off me, I didn't want to make any regrets. I wanted to make my best pitch” Ohtani

"I can't even imagine being in that moment, the two best players on the planet locking horns as teammates in that spot." Team USA manager Mark DeRosa

"He's got nasty stuff. He threw me a good pitch at the end. The whole world got to see Ohtani come in, big spot, battling. It's kind of how it was kind of scripted. I just wish it would have went different." Trout

by the Associated Press