Shohei Ohtani made history on Thursday for his Los Angeles Dodgers in a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays when he became the first Japanese-born player to hit for the cycle in the MLB.
The DH smashed his home run, a three-run shot, in the first inning to set the tone for his team in the dome in St. Petersburg. In the third, he doubled, once again driving the ball to the opposite field. In the fifth, he clumsily tripled after the ball got stuck in the right field corner. He completed the quarter with a single in the seventh inning, topping off an achievement that even the great Ichiro Suzuki was never able to accomplish.