• Reuters, KYODO


Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani hit his major-league leading 32nd home run of the season on Wednesday, breaking Hideki Matsui's MLB record for long balls in a single season by a Japanese player.

The milestone homer was the 15th in the last 20 games for Ohtani, who has been electrifying in the batter's box, on the mound and on the basepaths. It was a 433-foot (132-meter) solo shot to right off Eduardo Rodriguez (6-5) that broke a tie in the fifth inning and helped the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium.

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