Baseball: Ohtani gets 8th win, hits 40th homer in Angels' 3-1 win

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Shohei Ohtani hit his major league-leading 40th home run of the season and pitched a career-high eight innings in the Los Angeles Angels' 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday at Comerica Park. Ohtani became the first to 40 homers this season while also becoming the first left-handed hitter in Angels history to reach the mark, surpassing Reggie Jackson's total of 39 in 1982. "I knew it was a homer the moment I hit," Ohtani said. The 27-year-old Japanese homered and got the pitching win in the same game for the first time since he moved to the majors in the 2017 offseason. Ohtani (8-...

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