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Shohei Ohtani Crushes Tape Measure Home Run In World Baseball Classic

Written by Tony Ghaul

Shohei Ohtani hit a 448-foot, three-run home run in the first inning that landed just below his image on a video advertising board and had four RBIs to lead Japan over Australia 7-1 Sunday night at the World Baseball Classic.

The former AL MVP clobbered his first home run of the tournament off Australia starter Will Sherriff in his team’s final game of pool play.

The first-inning home run gave Japan a 3-0 lead as it continued to dominate Pool B. Japan improved to 4-0 in the tournament.

Japan’s Shohei Ohtani. Photo courtsey of Eugene Hoshiko / Associated Press

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Tony Ghaul