Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani has been named the American League Player of the Month for June as he continues to pace the majors in home runs, Major League Baseball said Monday.

Ohtani was also named the AL Player of the Week for the second time this season and sixth time in his major league career after hitting six home runs in seven games in the week through Sunday with a .417 batting average and seven RBIs.

Last month, Ohtani hit .394 with 15 home runs and 29 RBIs — all league highs — in 27 games, making him the first player from Japan to receive the monthly award three times.

The other Japanese players to have won multiple monthly MLB awards are Yu Darvish, Hideo Nomo and Hideki Irabu, who were each named pitcher of the month twice.

The 2021 AL MVP, who will turn 29 on Wednesday, also made five starts on the mound in June, recording two wins and two losses with a 3.26 ERA.

Last Friday, Ohtani became the first player in the majors this season to slug 30 home runs.

For the third straight year, he has been selected as an All-Star as both a starting pitcher and a designated hitter. This year's All-Star Game will be held July 11 in Seattle.

Ohtani, who joined the club in 2018, was picked as AL Player of the Month in June and July 2021.