MLB: Ohtani Shohei pitches, hits in same game

Japanese two-way baseball player Ohtani Shohei pitched and hit in the same game on Sunday for the first time since joining Major League Baseball.

Ohtani started on the mound and hit leadoff for the Los Angeles Angels in a spring training game against the San Diego Padres in Arizona.

He became the first starting pitcher in 53 years in the MLB to lead a rotation on both sides.

Ohtani sent one to deep center field for his first at bat, extending his hitting streak to nine games.

In the fifth inning, he got a single to left-center for his third at bat.

As the starting pitcher, Ohtani struck out five over four innings with a fastball that reached 164 kilometers per hour. He allowed two hits and one run.