Yankees OF/DH Carlos Beltran joined the 400 home run club on Sunday against the White Sox, drilling a two-run home run in the sixth inning to put his team in the lead at 5-4. The dinger came on a 2-2 fastball from lefty reliever Zach Duke, who came in to turn the switch-hitting Beltran from the left side to the right side of the plate.
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Beltran is the 54th player in baseball history to join the 400-homer club and just the fourth switch-hitter along with Mickey Mantle, Eddie Murray, and Chipper Jones. He can soon move into a tie for 53rd place on the all-time list with Duke Snider at 407. Beltran, a future Hall of Famer, is also only the fifth player in baseball history with 400 career homers and 300 career stolen bases, joining Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Andre Dawson, and Willie Mays.
Beltran, 39, entered the afternoon hitting .244/.274/.465 and now has eight home runs and 18 RBI on the year.