Shohei Ohtani may not be pitching this year, but he is helping the Angels win.The designated hitter is recovering from Tommy John surgery, but in a 5-3 win over the Rays he hit for the cycle to become the first Japanese-born player to accomplish the feat. Shohei Ohtani is the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle in Major League history! pic.twitter.com/ex2qpduITw— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) June 14, 2019He is also the first Angels player to hit for the cycle since Mike Trout in 2013. Pretty good company to be in.But, just for good measure, on his home run, he happened to drive in three runs, which all but put the game out of reach for the Rays early. Related News Dud of the NightPadres starter Matt Strahm gave up six earned runs in 3 1/3 innings of work in a 9-6 loss to the Rockies.HighlightBraves shortstop Dansby Swanson made an awesome play on a slow ground ball and Freddie Freeman’s pick might have been just as good.Defense on both sides of the diamond. pic.twitter.com/Z9SR9UzOrO— MLB (@MLB) June 13, 2019What’s NextDiamondbacks (37-33) at Nationals (31-37), 7:05 p.m. ET — It’s Robbie Ray (5-3, 3.54 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer (4-5, 2.83). Two high strikeout guys who pitch with a lot of emotion. It should be a good one Friday. MLB trade news: Blue Jays acquire pitcher Nick Kingham from Pirates Shohei Ohtani is red-hot right now.414 ft., 110.6 mph exit velocity on a center-cut Ryan Yarbrough sinker. pic.twitter.com/9gLFDD6WJo— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 13, 2019The Angels have had their struggles this year, but they are 34-35 and not completely out of the playoff hunt in the American League. They sit 2 1/2 games back of the Rangers for the second wild-card spot.Studs of the NightNelson Cruz went 3 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs in Minnesota’s 10-5 win over the Mariners.Blue Jays rookie Cavan Biggio went 2 for 4 with two home runs in a 12-3 win over the Orioles.