Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani breaks Hideki Matsui's record for most homers by a Japanese-born player in Major League Baseball. Ohtani hit his 176th homer in the third inning against the New York Mets, surpassing Matsui's record.

By the Numbers
  • Ohtani hit his 176th homer, one more than Matsui's record of 175.
  • The record-breaking blast traveled 423 feet with a 110-mph exit velocity, putting the Dodgers up 2-0.
State of Play
  • Ohtani hadn't homered in his previous seven games before breaking the record.
  • He hit 171 homers in six seasons with the Los Angeles Angels before signing with the Dodgers.
Bottom Line

Shohei Ohtani breaks the record for most homers by a Japanese-born player in MLB, solidifying his position as a standout hitter in the league.