The Texas Rangers right-hander allowed three runs in 5⅔ innings against the AL West rival Oakland A’s.
The all-time great wrestler takes over as the Miyagino stablemaster, replacing his mentor, who is retiring at age 65.
The presumptive American League MVP generated excitement throughout the season at the plate, on the basepaths and on the mound.
The third-year pro leads the Japanese professional women's tour with eight victories this season.
Arihara, who joined the Rangers in the offseason, is expected to be sidelined for three months following surgery.
Ohtani's powerful swing produced "the hardest-hit ball in the majors so far this season," the Los Angeles Daily News reported.
The 25-year-old Ehime Prefecture native completed the race in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 56 seconds. He shattered his previous personal-best time by more than 5 minutes.
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