The incredible two-way talents of Shohei Ohtani were on full display in the Los Angeles Angels’ 3-1 win over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night at Comerica Park.

Ohtani threw eight brilliant innings on the mound, allowing six hits and one earned run, while striking out eight batters and walking zero over an efficient 90 pitches. The splitter was especially incredible on the night. He now has a 2.79 ERA over 100 innings pitched this season.

Oh, and he hit his 40th home run of the season. It was a 430-foot bomb with a 110.1 mph exit velocity in the top of the eighth inning.

Ridiculous. Ohtani becomes the fastest player in Angels history to hit 40 home runs in a season (and the most in Angels history in one season by a left-handed batter; Troy Glaus is the overall leader with 47 homers in 2000), and he has five more dingers than any other hitter in baseball this season (the Toronto Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has 35).

This dude is truly Babe Ruth 2.0 right now, and he’s a near lock to win the AL MVP.

[Photo Credit: Bally Sports West; MLB]

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