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Japanese star Ohtani makes stellar debut with consecutive home runs

Angels rookie lives up to hype with a pitching win too

Shohei Ohtani sees off his first inning home run against Josh Tomlin.   © Kyodo

ANAHEIM, U.S. -- Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani has been labeled the Japanese Babe Ruth for his rare gifts on the mound and in the batter's box. He has certainly lived up to the billing so far.

Coming off his first win as a major league pitcher Sunday, Ohtani hit his first major league home run, a three-run shot to right-center field, in the bottom of the first inning as the Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 13-2 Tuesday. On Wednesday, Otani did it again by blasting another hit into the stands against the Indians.

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