Ohtani Shohei hits 26th homer of the season

Major League Baseball star Ohtani Shohei of the Los Angeles Dodgers has hit his 26th homerun of the season in a 14-to-7 win over the San Francisco Giants.

Ohtani batted first in the lineup as a designated hitter in the Saturday game that went to extra innings.

In the third inning, the score was tied 1-1. Ohtani slammed a slider over center field in his second at-bat.

The solo homer came off the bat at a speed of 176.5 kilometers per hour, and flew 125.5 meters. It was his first home run in two games.

Ohtani has widened his lead over the runner-up in the National League home run race to five.

He will reach 200 career home runs in Major League Baseball with three more homers. He is also one score away from becoming the third Japanese player to reach 500 RBIs in MLB career.