Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels) 스포츠토토 has jumped into sole possession of the American League home run lead while Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) has been sidelined by injury.
Shohei Ohtani hit his 19th and 20th home runs of the season back-to-back against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, on July 13.
Shohei Ohtani became the American League’s home run leader, passing Aaron Judge, who remains on 19.
Aaron Judge, who broke the American League home run record with 62 last year and was named league MVP, has continued his dominant home run pace this year, but has recently been on the disabled list with a sore right big toe.
The Angels defeated Texas 9-6 behind a late-inning performance from Shohei Ohtani.
Shohei Ohtani hit a tying solo home run in the top of the seventh inning with his team trailing 4-5. In the top of the 12th inning of extra innings with the score tied 5-5, Shohei Ohtani stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and the game tied.
Shohei Ohtani finished the day with two hits (two home runs), four RBIs and two runs scored, including a sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth inning. He raised his season batting average to .291 and increased his season RBI total to 50. Ranked fifth in the league in RBIs.
Shohei Ohtani, a Japanese national, is known for his “idoryu,” or pitching. He has started 13 games this year, going 5-2 with a 3.32 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 76 innings, while maintaining his ace-like performance at the plate.