Shohei Ohtani drills mammoth go-ahead home run vs. D-Backs

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Shohei Ohtani on Tuesday night vs. the Diamondbacks stepped to the plate with Gavin Lux on first aand the Dodgers behind 3-2. 

He got a hanging slider up and in on a 1-0 pitch from Arizona reliever Justin Martinez and tattooed a no-doubt home run to right center field. Exit velocity was clocked at 112 MPH with an estimated distance of 433 feet. 

The two-run blast was Ohtani’s 27th of the season — the most in the National League — and it gave the Dodgers a 4-3 lead in the seventh.

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Kyle Madson has spent most of his writing career covering the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers. Aside from writing, Kyle also hosts a radio show, the Insiders, with James Ham on ESPN 1320 in Sacramento.

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