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Ohtani's Rare Performance Leads Dodgers to Victory

Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Dodgers star, broke out of a batting slump with an exceptional performance on Saturday. He hit a home run, a triple, took two walks, was hit by a pitch, and stole a base—an accomplishment achieved only twice before since 1909. Ohtani's impressive day at the plate contributed to the Dodgers' 5-3 victory over the Brewers.

His batting average now stands at .316, tying him for the top spot in the National League. Prior to this game, Ohtani had been struggling, striking out six times in a row and going 1 for 12 in his last three games. Manager Dave Roberts observed Ohtani's tendency to chase low pitches out of the strike zone but thought facing Milwaukee's Freddy Peralta, known for his high fastballs, might be beneficial.

Ohtani's adjustments proved effective. He walked twice and was hit by a pitch in his first three at-bats. Subsequently, he hit a triple and a home run, demonstrating his ability to reset and dominate at the plate. This isn't the first time Ohtani has delivered a unique performance; he previously achieved a similar rarity on the mound for the Angels, striking out seven while walking six in four shutout innings.

Ohtani's versatility and resilience make him a standout in modern baseball, challenging conventional roles and expectations.

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