Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani was named the American League's Player of the Week on Tuesday, claiming the Major League Baseball honor for the fifth time in his career.

Ohtani's stellar play in the week of June 12 to 18 included hitting .435 with six home runs and 12 RBIs in seven games. He also won his only start during the period, holding the Texas Rangers to two runs in six innings in the Angels' 5-3 victory on Thursday.

The 28-year-old Ohtani currently leads the majors with 24 homers.

Ohtani and Ichiro Suzuki, a longtime Seattle Mariners star, are the only Japanese players to be chosen as Player of the Week five times. Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo and Hideki Matsui, who spent most of his MLB career at the New York Yankees, each won four times.

An update earlier in the day showed that Ohtani is still the leading vote-getter in AL All-Star balloting, having reached 1,885,144 so far. Ronald Acuna Jr. of the National League's Atlanta Braves is the only player with more votes, holding the overall lead with 2,201,468.