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Shohei Ohtani Sets a New Career-High RBI Streak

 Nick Martin - World Baseball Network  |    Jun 26th, 2024 4:13pm EDT

Shohei Ohtani has gifted baseball fans with another record-defying night. Shohei has begun the 2024 season red hot and continues to have a record year for himself.

During Tuesday’s game, Ohtani went two for four with an RBI single along with his long ball. That would make it nine straight games with an RBI for Shohei, a career-high. These two RBIs bring Ohtani to sixty on the year, good for third in the NL.

Not only is this a career-high, but Ohtani also became the first Dodger since Roy Campanella in 1955 to hit an RBI in nine straight games.   

His home run Tuesday night would make it twenty-four on the season, which is first in the National League. Ohtani has been on a tear lately, hitting homers in four of his last five games. 

Shohei has placed himself at the top of the NL MVP conversation, nearing the halfway point of the season. Leading the NL in various categories, if he can continue his start, he may be looking at more baseball history. Shohei could become the first player to win MVP in different leagues in consecutive seasons.  

Not only does Ohtani continue to wow fans of the MLB, but he routinely wows his manager and teammates. During the series against the Angels, Ohtani hit his sixth homer of at least 450 ft. While he rounded the bases, Dave Roberts, the Dodgers skipper, took a moment to express his thoughts about Shohei’s play.  

What has been a must watch first half for Shohei Ohtani will undoubtedly continue to draw eyes as the Japanese born twenty-nine year old puts himself in the history books almost nightly.  

Photo Credit: Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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