Baseball: Ohtani 1 short of Japanese single-season MLB homer record

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Shohei Ohtani kept up his hot hitting Friday with a pair of homers before scoring the winning run in the Los Angeles Angels' 8-7 walk-off victory over the Baltimore Orioles at Angel Stadium. The American League Player of the Month for June now has 30 home runs, one short of the single-season record for a Japanese major league player set by former New York Yankees slugger Hideki Matsui in 2004. Ohtani and Matsui are the only Japanese in Major League Baseball's 30-homer club. Shortly after the announcement of the league's monthly honor, Ohtani followed up on his 13-homer month of June with his f...

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