tied for first with his 43rd home run of the season
Shohei Ohtani (29-LA Angels) hit his second career grand slam and moved into a tie for first place in home runs.
Ohtani started in the No. 2 spot in the lineup and went 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs, two runs scored and a triple in the Angels’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, 섯다 on Monday (July 19).
After hitting an infield single in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning to get his bat going, Ohtani drew a big arch with two outs in the bottom of the second inning with the score tied 1-1. On a one-pitch count, he hit a two-pitch, 89.9-mph cutter from Tampa Bay pitcher Erasmo Ramirez for a grand slam over the right-field wall. It traveled 389 feet (about 118.6 meters).
It was Ohtani’s second career grand slam. He hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning of a home game against Tampa Bay on May 10 last year. Ohtani, who joined the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2013, had 48 home runs in Nippon Professional Baseball through 2017, 온라인섯다 but had never hit a grand slam.
With his back-to-back arches, Ohtani’s 43rd home run of the season tied him with Matt Olson (Atlanta Braves) for the major league lead in home runs.
With four more home runs, Ohtani will break his own single-season record for home runs (46), set in 2021.
However, despite Ohtani’s walk-off home run, the Angels fell to Tampa Bay in extra innings, 6-9.
The Angels turned a triple play with runners on first and third base in the top of the ninth inning with the score tied 6-6.
Tampa Bay hitter Harold Ramirez hit a grounder to shortstop, and the Angels got the first two outs on a shortstop-second baseman-first baseman play, with third baseman Yandy Diaz rushing home, but the first baseman made a quick throw home to complete the triple play.
However, the Angels gave up three runs in the top of the 10th inning and lost their 63rd game of the season (60 wins).
According to local media, 고스톱 it was the first time since 1857 that a major league team lost despite hitting a grand slam and turning a triple play.