Ohtani becomes first Japanese to win major league home run title

Shohei Ohtani (29, Los Angeles Angels) became the first Japanese to win the Major League Baseball (MLB) home run title.

The Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 7-3 on Sunday at Angels Stadium in Los Angeles, Calif.

The Angels finished the year with a record of 73 wins and 89 losses, good for fourth place in the American League West.

Despite a season-ending elbow injury, Ohtani led the American League in home runs with 44. He also ranked first in on-base percentage (.654) and OPS (1.066).

In 135 games this year, Ohtani batted .304 (151-for-497) with 44 home runs, 95 RBI, 102 runs scored and 20 stolen bases.

He hit 15 home runs in June, the most in a single month. He missed 25 games after September 5, but it was enough to win the home run title.토토사이트

As a pitcher, Ohtani started 23 games (132 innings) and went 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 167 strikeouts. That’s a lot of innings for a pitcher who didn’t make it to regulation.

Ohtani is eligible for free agency after this season and is expected to receive offers from a number of teams.

Meanwhile, Ohtani, who underwent elbow surgery on March 17, is recovering to return to the field next season.

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