Ohtani breaks Roberts' team record for most homers by Japanese-born player

In Major League Baseball, Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Dodgers has hit his eighth home run of the season, setting a new team record for the most homers by a Japanese-born player.

The record was previously held by current Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, who was born in Okinawa Prefecture, southern Japan.

Before the game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, Roberts told reporters that he had gotten a toy car from Ohtani the previous day.

This happened after Roberts joked that Ohtani should give him a new car when he broke the manager's record, without specifying what type of car.

Roberts said Ohtani brought a little toy car to his office, and they laughed together. Roberts added the car is sitting on his desk.

Ohtani said after Saturday's game he is happy with the achievement and will aim to further extend the record. Asked about the gift to Roberts, Ohtani said the timing was good for his record-breaking home run.