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Carlos Beltran Hits 400th Home Run in Yankees Win

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Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America

In the bottom of the sixth inning on Sunday afternoon, Carlos Beltran stepped to the plate with the Yankees trailing the Chicago White Sox 4-3, and 399 home runs to his name.

On a 2-2 pitch from Zach Duke, Beltran drove a 90 MPH fastball over the left field wall for a two-run home run giving the Yankees the lead and collecting his 400th home run. The Yankees would go on to win the game 7-5.

Beltran became the 54th member to join the exclusive club, and joins Mickey Mantle, Chipper Jones and Eddie Murray as just the fourth switch hitter to accomplish the feat and just the third Puerto Rico-born player joining Juan Gonzalez and Carlos Delgado.

Beltran also joins teammate Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Willie Mays and Andre Dawson as the only players with 500 doubles, 400 home runs and 300 stolen bases.

Beltran, 39, is a career .280 hitter and has been even better in the postseason  hitting .332 in the postseason with 16 home runs and 40 RBIs.


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