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Shohei Ohtani Hits First Career Grand Slam in MLB

Los Angeles Angeles star Shohei Ohtani hit his first career grand slam in the MLB on Monday.

Ohtani hit a grand slam in the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, CNN reports. He helped lead his team to an 11-3 victory that night.

Ohtani has been working on his swing to get over a recent slump.

“He’s always been an honest person, right?” Angels manager Joe Maddon told MLB.com. “He has looked better. The ball has gone to left-center. He was just getting beneath everything, but now the angle is better off the bat. Wow, if we can keep him right there for several months.”

Despite a small slump, Ohtani said he is having more fun than last season.

“I’m definitely having the most fun right now,” Ohtani said through interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, according to MLB.com. “I’m not having the best offensive year right now but the team is winning, which is the most important thing. We’re going to try to continue the hot streak.”

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