For the second year in a row, Kim Ha-sung, who plays for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball, has hit double-digit home runs. He’s also looking to become the first Asian infielder in the big leagues to join the 20-homer, 20-double club. Seokjun Hong is a reporter. Down 0-2 in the eighth inning, Kim Ha-seong hits a clothesline-like pitch for a game-winning solo shot. It was his 10th home run of the season, sending opposing starter Andrew Abbott off the mound after 12 strikeouts. It’s the second straight year Kim has reached double-digit home runs, with five in his last 10 games. With 10 home runs and 13 stolen bases before the end of the first half, Kim is now within striking distance of joining the coveted “20-homer, 20-steal club. If he achieves ’20-20′, he will become only the second Korean player after Shin-Soo Choo to play in the Major Leagues, and the first Asian infielder ever. However, San Diego lost to Cincinnati 3-4 despite Kim’s performance, as he went 1-for-3 with a home run, one RBI, one run scored and one walk. Pittsburgh’s Bae Ji-Hwan, who has been in a slump of late, ended the first half early with a 10-day stint on the disabled list with a sore left ankle. The Los Angeles Angels’ Ohtani, who hit a whopping 15 home runs in the month of June alone, activated his first home run cannon in July. <“It’s like watching Barry Bonds in the 2002 World Series,” said Ohtani, “and it was a huge one.”Ohtani’s 31st solo shot of the season traveled 138 meters at 186 kilometers per hour. After driving a wedge in his team’s 5-2 victory, Ohtani added to his joy by being named the designated hitter in the All-Star Game by fan vote and then the All-Star pitcher by player vote.