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Almost every time Shohei Ohtani takes the mound or steps into the batter’s box, he is making baseball history of one sort or another, or achieving a new personal benchmark. Monday night’s game was no exception.


Ohtani recorded a new kind of “double-double” against the Tigers, with a first-inning double followed by a pair of home runs to give him 32 for the season.

The Daily Sho with Shohei Ohtani trotting after home run

The Angels two-way superstar is now just 15 RBI and 19 strikeouts from achieving the previously unthinkable… 100 RBI and 200 strikeouts.


''Like I told you earlier, that's a special baseball player over there. It's going to be a crazy stretch down these next, what 25 games I think we got. It's going to be fun to watch.''

— Mike Trout, on Shohei Ohtani

Mike Trout, who reached 30 home runs for the seventh time in his MLB career, talked about the competitive spirit that drives him and Ohtani.