On Monday, the Los Angeles Angels star scored his first professional grand slam by helping his team win 11-3 over the Tampa Bay Rays in Anaheim, California.
Ohtani, Mike Trout and Jared Walsh teamed up to score four home runs, with Ohtani scoring his second homer of the night – a rare grand slam – in the seventh inning, his first in Japan or the majors. A grand slam occurs when a batter hits a home run with bases loaded – teammates on first, second, and third bases.
On the other side of the pot, the Rays had three wins from Wander Franco, but wasted scoring chances, finishing 1 in 16 with the runners in scoring position.
“I’m not having the best offensive year right now, but the team is winning, which is the most important thing. We will try to continue the streak.”
It was also the second time this season – and the eighth time in his career – Ohtani has recorded a multi-homer match.
Just another day at the stadium for the Japanese baseball superstar.