New York Yankees slugger Giancarlo Stanton joined the actual 300-home run club, hitting a good two-run shot in the third inning against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Ground on Thursday night.
Stanton, whom ended a 10-game homerless drought, sent a 3-1 pitch into the right-field seats off of Tigers starter Francisco Liriano. Any blast was Stanton’s 33rd of this year.
The milestone homer came in Stanton’verts 1,119th career game, making last year’s NL MVP and residential run champ the fifth-fastest to attain 300. Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez, Ryan Howard and Rob Kiner are the four players to realize the mark faster.
Stanton, 28, also becomes the ninth-youngest slugger to reach the mark.