Matt Olson (Atlanta Braves) has passed Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels) to become Major League Baseball’s (MLB) home run leader for 2023.

Olson, batting fourth in the lineup, went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs in the first game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York City on Wednesday (Aug. 13).

Olson hit a three-run homer over the center field fence with runners on first and second in the top of the sixth inning for a 5-0 lead and followed it up with a solo shot to left in the top of the eighth.

Olson, who tied Ohtani for first place with his 40th home run of the season on Nov. 11 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, followed up with his 41st and 42nd homers of the day to take sole possession of the lead.

Ohtani went 1-for-4 against the visiting Houston Astros. In the sixth inning, he hit a fastball that traveled 118.3 miles per hour, but the ball hit the top of the right-center field fence.

It was the second-fastest hit in the majors in 2023, behind Olson’s 118.6 mph (191 km/h).

However, instead of a home run, Ohtani’s hit was a double.

Ohtani hadn’t hit a home run in eight games since his 40th homer against the Seattle Mariners on April 4.

Despite losing the major league home run lead to Olson, 카지노사이트넷 Ohtani still leads the American League (AL). Second in the AL is Luis Robert Jr. (Chicago White Sox) with 31 home runs.

Major League Baseball recognizes individual awards in the AL and National League (NL).

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