Atlanta slugger Matt Olson hit his 45th home run to move past Los Angeles Angels slugger Shohei Ohtani into the Major League Baseball (MLB) all-time home run lead.
Olson took a first-pitch changeup from Miles Mychalus over the center field fence in the sixth inning of a game against St. Louis at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 6. It was his second home run in as many games.
With his homer, Olson passed Ohtani, whose season home run total was stopped at ’44’. Ohtani, who was on pace to break the American League home run record (62) set by Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) last season at the midway point of the season, has been plagued by a series of injuries. He suffered an elbow injury on March 24 that was supposed to keep him on the disabled list for the remainder of the season, but on May 5, he injured his side. Ohtani missed both games against Baltimore on May 5 and 6.안전놀이터
“There is some inflammation in his side, but it’s nothing to call an injury,” Angels manager Phil Nevin said. “He wanted to play, but we decided he needed another day of rest.”