Shohei Ohtani hits his first two MLB home runs in 2022

Shohei Ohtani wins American League MVP in 2021
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) pitches against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 14, 2022, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Current American League MVP Shohei Ohtani recorded his first big offensive performance of the 2022 MLB season, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 9-6 win over the Texas Rangers.

With the first pitch of Friday’s Major League Baseball game, the Asian star took advantage of a high straight line to fade the ball into right field at Globe Life Field for his first home run of the season.

Four innings later, Ohtani again made his presence felt on the scoreboard with a home run that started the epic comeback of the Angels, who managed to score five runs then.

In the end, the Californian team won by a score of 9 runs to 6, and is now in second place in the Western Division of the American League, with a record of 4 wins and 4 losses.

With this superb display of power and after a cold start to the regular round with the bat, the two-way player proves that he is ready to stay at the top of the league because of his enormous ability to shine as a pitcher or hitter.

Shohei Ohtani’s MLB Numbers

Shohei Ohtani wins American League MVP in 2022
Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani rounds the bases after he hit a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Since his arrival in the majors, he has more than lived up to the expectations generated by his arrival in the United States with the Los Angeles Angels, after thriving in his home league.

After 432 appearances in the majors, Ohtani has a .263 average and .350 OBP, with 95 home runs and 56 RBIs. In addition, as a pitcher he has a 3.70 ERA and a WHIP of 118, with a record of 13 wins and 7 losses.

If the stellar player can stay healthy, the Angels will have a serious chance of staying in contention for the West Division pennant.


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