Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels in the dugout at the Oakland Coliseum. Oakland^ California - August 10^ 2022

During Major League Baseball’s first game in South Korea, L.A.’s newest star Shohei Ohtani made his Dodgers debut, hitting an RBI single to top off a four-run eighth-inning rally to help his new club beat the San Diego Padres 5-2 in Wednesday night’s season opener in front of a crowd of 15,952 at the Gocheok Sky Dome.

Ohtani went 2 for 5 with an RBI in his first game since leaving the Los Angeles Angels to sign a whopping $700 million, 10-year contract with the Dodgers. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after the game: “Just a good night overall for Shohei. The bigger picture it’s significant because you’ve got such a generational talent that is on your ballclub in a big market in Los Angeles. There’s a lot more eyeballs on the Dodgers and on Major League Baseball.”

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