100 years after Babe Ruth bent the sport of baseball to his will, Shohei Ohtani — who takes the mound tonight against the Red Sox — has broken it entirely.
Driving the news: Next week in Denver, Ohtani will compete in the Home Run Derby, start at DH for the AL and take the mound after becoming the first player ever named an All-Star as both a pitcher and position player.
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By the numbers: You can’t scroll Twitter or turn on “SportsCenter” without seeing a new Ohtani stat, but in case you’ve missed it, here’s a snapshot of his nightly heroics.
Hitting: He leads the league in HR (31), SLG (.704), 3B (4) and bunt hits (4), and he’s the first AL player ever with 31 HR and 12 steals before the All-Star