Ohtani slams first Major League Baseball homer

Ohtani slams first Major League Baseball homer”

Shohei Ohtani's first Major League Baseball home run came in the first inning of his first home game with the Angels.

The Japanese two-way star gave up three runs in six innings in a win Sunday over the Athletics on the road, demonstrating that he may what it takes to be a solid Major League Baseball pitcher.

According to Bleacher Report, "Under the collective bargaining agreement, anyone under 25 years old was defined as an global amateur, restricting them to a minor league contract with a signing bonus from a team's worldwide bonus pool". He retired 14 of the final 15 batters he faced, using a combination of fastballs, sliders, and splitters that kept Oakland's hitters on their toes throughout the six innings he pitched. He was only able to pitch 25 innings in Japan a year ago due to an ankle injury, and during spring training, even when he was throwing in minor league, intra-squad, and B games, he never threw more than 85 pitches. He will pitch against the A's Sunday in his second big league start.

Shohei Ohtani did not need long to get acclimated at Angel Stadium. Not for nothing, but the Angels would cruise to a 2-13 victory en route to a 4-2 start here in the early going. Last night in Anaheim, Ohtani served as the Angels' DH and he thrived once again.

Ohtani hit a three-run homer in his first Angel Stadium at-bat to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 13-2 on Tuesday night.

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Just about the only thing that went wrong Tuesday for the former Nippon Ham Fighter was that his home run was not a grand slam, which it would have been had teammate Kole Calhoun not scored on a wild pitch from Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin while Ohtani was at the plate.

After a awful spring training that featured 10 strikeouts at the plate, Los Angeles Angels two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is off to a hot start.

The young phenom will continue to receive comparisons to Babe Ruth.

Ohtani picked up a win in his major league pitching debut against the Oakland Athletics, with a fastball that touched 100 miles per hour and some nasty off-speed pitches. After players broke character and jumped around Ohtani to celebrate, Mike Trout pointed to the field and instructed Ohtani to take a curtain call.

Matt Citak is a contributor for CBS Local Sports and a proud Vanderbilt alum.

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