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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani ties another MLB record

NJ.com 8/18/2022 Mike Rosenstein, nj.com

It’s Shohei Ohtani’s world and we’re just living in it.

The Angels’ two-way star went 4-for-5 with four RBI in Los Angeles’ 11-7 loss Wednesday to the Seattle Mariners. It was his first four-hit game since June of 2019.

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In addition to blasting his 27th home run of the season, Ohtani, who has seven hits in his last two games, also recorded his fifth triple of the year. And that has the big leagues buzzing. Per MLB.com:

It was also his 20th career triple, which helped him make even more history. He’s only the second player to debut in 1920 or later and record 20 career triples and 20 career wins on the mound, joining Johnny Cooney, per Stats by STATS. Cooney had 26 career triples and 34 wins during his 20-year career from 1921-1944.

It’s worth noting New York Yankees legend Babe Ruth made his MLB debut in 1914. He hit 136 career triples while winning 94 games.

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Earlier this month, Ohtani joined Ruth as the only players in major league history to have at least 10 home runs and 10 wins in the same season. According to the Angels, two players from the Negro Leagues also did it: Bullet Rogan of the 1922 Kansas City Monarchs and Ed Rile of the 1927 Detroit Stars.

Ruth did it in 1918, going 13-7 on the mound while going deep 11 times for the Boston Red Sox in 1918.

MLB.com reports Ohtani will return to the mound on Sunday against the Detroit Tigers, noting the 28-year-old right hander is slated to pitch every sixth day down the stretch.

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Mike Rosenstein may be reached at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com.

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