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BASEBALL | Shohei Ohtani Reaches Another Milestone with 30th Homer of 2022

The Angels superstar became the first player in Major League Baseball history with 30 or more homers and 10 or more wins in the same season.

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Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani rips a three-run home run off New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole in the sixth inning at Angel Stadium on August 31. (Gary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY SPORTS)

In his fifth MLB season, Shohei Ohtani continues to raise the bar for himself, Japanese ballplayers and every future two-way player.

The reigning American League MVP belted his 30th home run of the season, a three-run blast to center off New York Yankees hurler Gerrit Cole, in the sixth inning on Wednesday, August 31 at Anaheim Stadium. The game-winning clout propelled the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 win.

Read the full story, here, on JAPAN Forward's dedicated sports website, SportsLook.


Author: Ed Odeven

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