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BASEBALL | Shohei Ohtani Belts First Career Grand Slam in Rout

The reigning American League MVP added a solo shot and drove in five runs in the Angels’ 11-3 victory.

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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a grand slam during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays in Anaheim, California, on May 9. (Ashley Landis/AP)

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani smacked a grand slam in the seventh inning in their 11-3 triumph over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, May 9.

It was the first grand slam of Ohtani’s career, in MLB or NPB.

The pride of Oshu, Iwate Prefecture, clubbed a 3-1 pitch from Tampa Bay’s Calvin Faucher over the left-field fence at Angel Stadium.

Ohtani finished 3-for-4 with three runs scored and five RBIs, including a solo homer in the sixth.

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Author: Ed Odeven

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