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Ohtani, lead hitter home run in the top of the first inning

Major League Baseball (MLB) superstar Shohei Ohtani (LA Dodgers) appeared as the leadoff hitter in the top of the first inning and hit the winning shot.
Ohtani started as the number one designated hitter in the 2024 Major League Baseball game against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on June 21, 2024, and went 1 hit (1 home run) in 3 at-bats in 5 at-bats, 1 run, 1 RBI, and 2 walks. etc. were recorded.

Ohtani’s only hit of the game was a home run in his first at-bat.

21st NL home run lead of the season

Ohtani, who appeared as the leadoff in the top of the first inning, caught Colorado starting pitcher Ty Block’s 89.1 mph (approximately 143.4 km) sinker on the fourth pitch with 2 balls and 1 strike, and flew over the center fence of Coors Field.

Ohtani, who resumed hitting home runs two days after the Colorado game on June 19, 2024, recorded his 21st of the season.
With this home run, he surpassed Marcell Ozuna (Atlanta Braves) and became the sole leader in home runs in the National League.

Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) ranks first in home runs in all major leagues, including the American League. He added a home run against the Baltimore Orioles on this day, recording his 27th of the season.

The Dodgers added two runs in the top of the third inning after Ohtani’s home run, and ran away to 5-0 in the top of the fourth with back-to-back home runs by Will Smith and Freddie Freeman.
Ohtani’s home run became the game-winning hit, defeating the opponent’s pursuit at the end of the game and winning 5-3.

On this day, Ohtani played an active part in three on-base games, including two walks in addition to home runs.
He had a season batting average of 0.318, an on-base percentage of 0.391, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.006.

The Dodgers, who won thanks to Ohtani’s performance, solidified their position as the sole leader in the National League West Division with a season record of 47 wins and 30 losses.
Colorado ranked last in its division with 26 wins and 49 losses.

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