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Shohei Ohtani Sets Dodgers Franchise Record With Another Home Run

With a loud crack of the bat in the first inning on Wednesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field, Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani led the game off against the Chicago White Sox with a home run for the record books.

Ohtani launched a solo home run to right center field. It cemented him into the franchise record books with his 10th consecutive game with a run batted in.

Ohtani tied the previous record of nine that was held by Roy Campanella (1955), Augie Galan (1944), Eddie Brown (1924), and Bob Fisher (1913). Matt Kemp also drove in runs in nine consecutive games, but that streak was split across the 2011 and 2012 seasons. RBIs became an official statistic in 1920.

Entering Wednesday’s game, Ohtani was 15-for-34 (.441) with three doubles, seven home runs, nine walks, 16 RBIs, and 12 runs scored in June. During his 10-game RBI streak, Ohtani has hit eight homers and 17 RBIs.

With the success of his first at-bat, Ohtani numbers will increase making his month and streak more impressive.

Photo Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

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Maren Angus

Maren Angus-Coombs was born in Los Angeles and raised in Nashville, Tenn. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and has been a sports writer since 2008. Despite being raised in the South, her sports obsession has always been in Los Angeles. She is currently a staff writer for Dodgers Nation and the LA Sports Report Network.

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