Ohtani tops Babe Ruth in career strikeout total

In Major League Baseball, Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Angels has surpassed baseball great Babe Ruth on the all-time strikeout list.

Ohtani reached the milestone in Tuesday's game against the Houston Astros. He struck out Jeremy Pena in the second inning with a slider, logging his 502nd career strikeout in the Major League.

He had registered his 500th strikeout in his previous outing, when he chalked up 13, tying his personal record in the Major League.

Certain statistics sites including Baseball-Reference place Ruth's pitching strikeout total at 488, while the Elias Sports Bureau says he finished with 501.

The Angels say the number of Ruth's strikeouts comes to 501 when adding up from his game logs from 1914 to 1933.

The Angels say Ohtani is the second Major League player to pass 100 home runs and 500 strikeouts after Babe Ruth.

Ruth hit 714 career home runs, while Ohtani has 134.

Ohtani suffered the first pitching loss of the season as the Angels lost 3-1 on Tuesday. He allowed three runs over seven innings.