Ohtani named NL Player of the Week

In Major League Baseball, Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Dodgers has been named the National League Player of the Week for the first time.

The two-way Japanese player was awarded for his performance from April 29 to Sunday.

Ohtani hit his eighth home run of the season in the game against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. On Sunday, he went four-for-four at the plate, with two more homers and three RBIs. That was the first time this season that Ohtani hit two home runs in a game.

In the five games during the week, he went 11 for 21, hitting .524 with three home runs and seven RBIs.

Ohtani is the third Japanese Major Leaguer to win the award in both the National and American leagues, following Nomo Hideo and Suzuki Ichiro. This is his eighth overall weekly award.

Through Sunday's games, Ohtani had 10 home runs, tied for the lead in both leagues. He also matched the leaders in both leagues for OPS, a statistic that combines slugging percentage and on-base percentage.