Baltimore Orioles hurler Shintaro Fujinami threw his fastest recorded pitch while helping his team to a 2-0 win over the visiting New York Mets on Sunday.

The Japanese right-hander's fastball was clocked at 102.6 mph (165 kph) as he struck out his second batter, DJ Stewart, during a perfect eighth inning at Camden Yards.

The pitch eclipsed Shohei Ohtani's 101.4-mph fastball, which is the fastest pitch thrown by the two-way superstar in MLB.

Fujinami struck out two and finished the frame in just nine pitches, all thrown for strikes, to earn his fourth hold as the Orioles extended their winning streak to four games.

Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde singled out Fujinami for praise after the performance, which marked a turnaround from his most recent high-leverage outing last Wednesday in Toronto, where he entered a tie game and departed with a three-run deficit.

"That was the best stuff we've seen from Fuji. Fantastic and dominating stuff," Hyde said.

Ohtani threw a Japanese-record 165 kph during a 2016 game for NPB's Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, with Chiba Lotte Marines ace Roki Sasaki equaling the mark this March.