A starting pitcher now has five more home runs than anybody else in Major League Baseball.

Los Angeles Angels two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani cranked his 37th dinger of the season during Wednesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies. And it was a crucial blast in the game.

The Angels trailed 3-1 with two outs in the bottom of the fourth, when Ohtani smoked a line drive over the right field wall for a go-ahead three-run homer.

That’s his 37th home run of the season, giving him five more than anybody else (the Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is second with 32 homers).

The homer had an exit velocity of 113.1 mph. He now has nine homers with an exit velocity of at least 113 mph, and 19 homers of at least 110 mph, giving him the most blasts at those exit velocities.

This is all while having a 3.04 ERA with filthy stuff – as his 30.1 strikeout percentage demonstrates — as a pitcher. What he’s doing is absolutely bonkers.

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