Shohei Ohtani: MLB star achieves first grand slam as a pro

On Monday, the Los Angeles Angels star scored his first professional grand slam by helping his team win 11-3 over the Tampa Bay Rays in Anaheim, California.

Ohtani, Mike Trout and Jared Walsh teamed up to score four home runs, with Ohtani scoring his second homer of the night – a rare grand slam – in the seventh inning, his first in Japan or the majors. A grand slam occurs when a batter hits a home run with bases loaded – teammates on first, second, and third bases.

On the other side of the pot, the Rays had three wins from Wander Franco, but wasted scoring chances, finishing 1 in 16 with the runners in scoring position.

“I’m definitely having more fun right now,” Ohtani said via interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, according to Official site of the MLB.

“I’m not having the best offensive year right now, but the team is winning, which is the most important thing. We will try to continue the streak.”

It was also the second time this season – and the eighth time in his career – Ohtani has recorded a multi-homer match.

The two-way star’s success comes less than a week after becoming the first starting pitcher to bat in a top four in a match at Fenway Park since Babe Ruth he did so on September 20, 1919.
Ohtani, 27, then made history early in the season when he became the first player in American and National League history to pitch his team’s first pitch of the season and face his team’s first pitch as a hitter.

Just another day at the stadium for the Japanese baseball superstar.