Shohei Ohtani recorded his first hit in South Korea

Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers recorded his first hit in South Korea.

Ohtani started as the Dodgers’ No. 2 designated hitter in the first of a two-game series against the San Diego Padres at Kocheok SkyDome on Tuesday, the official opening day of the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series.

In his second at-bat, he singled to right field with the bases loaded in the top of the third inning against Darvish Yu. On a two-pitch, two-strike count, he took a hard pull on a 94.7-mile-per-hour outside high sinker that came in on the fifth pitch. Ohtani stole second base.

The Dodgers followed with back-to-back singles by Freddie Freeman and Will Smith to load the bases, but Max Muncy struck out to end the threat.

Ohtani, one of the hottest stars in baseball, was removed from the lineup after going 2-for-2 with two strikeouts in a scrimmage against Korean team Kiwoom on Sept. 17, 바카라사이트 and then had three at-bats against Team Korea on Sept. 18, all of which resulted in singles. In total, he went 0-for-5 in the two exhibition games.

In his first at-bat in the opening game, Oh hit a grounder to shortstop with one out in the top of the first inning. Padres shortstop Kim Ha-seong threw out Mookie Betts at second base.

The first hit of the Seoul Series came from the Dodgers’ Max Muncy (34). Muncy, who started at third base and batted fifth for the Dodgers, led off the top of the second inning with a single up the middle.

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