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Shohei Ohtani pitching and batting second for Angels against White Sox on Sunday Night Baseball

We go over the staring lineups and batting order’s for the fourth matchup between the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani runs to first base after hitting a single against the Chicago White Sox in the fifth Inning at Angel Stadium.  Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago White Sox (1-2) and Los Angeles Angels (2-1) will wrap up their first four-game series of the year on Easter Sunday with the final installment of a 12-game slate. The White Sox are in a hole after being heralded as World Series contenders ahead of the 2021 season and will look to break even against an Angels team that’s led by American League MVP frontrunner Mike Trout.

The first pitch at Angel Stadium is set for 8:37 p.m. ET and the matchup can be seen on ESPN. You can live stream the game on WatchESPN or via the ESPN app.

Shohei Ohtani start on the mound in a regular-season game for the Angels for the first time this season. The 26-year-old right-hander hopes to establish himself as a reliable arm after dealing with a slew of injuries while also providing some pop with his bat as the second hitter in the order. He’ll face a talented White Sox lineup that’s led off by budding star Tim Anderson.

Update: Ohtani just took the first pitch from Dylan Cease in his AB in the first and hit an ABSOLUTE BOMB to right center.

The Angels are -122 favorites in this game, while the White Sox are installed at +1.5 on the run line with a price of -186. The run total is installed at 9.5, with the over getting a slight edge at -117.

Note: Ohtani is the first starting pitcher to bat second since Jack Dunleavy in 1903.

Chicago White Sox starting lineup

  • SS Tim Anderson R
  • RF Adam Eaton L
  • 1B Jose Abreu R
  • 3B Yoan Moncada S
  • DH Yermin Mercedes R
  • C Yasmani Grandal S
  • CF Luis Robert R
  • LF Billy Hamilton S
  • 2B Nick Madrigal R

SP: Dylan Cease, R

Los Angeles Angels starting lineup

  • 2B David Fletcher R
  • P Shohei Ohtani L
  • CF Mike Trout R
  • 3B Anthony Rendon R
  • 1B Jared Walsh L
  • LF Justin Upton R
  • SS Jose Iglesias R
  • RF Juan Lagares R
  • C Max Stassi R

SP: Shohei Ohtani, R