After much anticipation, Shohei Ohtani hit his first home run of the season with the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. The ball traveled 430 feet and came off the bat at an impressive 105.6 mph. As is often the case with Ohtani’s home runs, the contact sounded different and the fans were excited.

The lucky fan who caught Ohtani’s homer was escorted out of the stands after trading the ball for two caps, a bat, and meeting the player. The rare left-handed home run by Rodgers, a left-hander, was just the eighth he’s allowed in his long MLB career and the first since 2021. The homer helped the Dodgers take a lead over their rival Giants but had to hold on until San Francisco’s Jorge Soler hit a solo home run in the next inning.

After a scoreless eighth inning, reliever Dinelson Lamet secured his first career save with a 1-2-3 top of the ninth. Despite a slow start to the season, Ohtani’s home run was a relief for him as he has huge expectations on his shoulders since signing a big contract with the Dodgers in free agency. He expressed relief at hitting his first homer, which puts him one step closer to making history as he is now just six homers behind current Dodgers manager Dave Roberts for most home runs by a Japanese-born player in Dodgers history. A milestone is within reach for Ohtani as he continues to impress with his talents on both ends of

By Samantha Johnson

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