Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez became the 140th member of the 300 home run club with a solo home run off of Red Sox reliever Junichi Tazawa in the seventh inning on Sunday. It padded the Dodgers’ lead to 7-5 at the time and they would go on to win 8-5.
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Gonzalez is 11th among active players in home runs, one behind Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista. Bautista joined the 300 home run club last week at Minute Maid Park against the Astros. Teammate Edwin Encarnacion, with 298, will almost certainly become the next member of the club.
This season, his 13th in the big leagues, the 34-year-old Gonzalez is batting .291/.366/.418 with 10 home runs and 53 RBI in 440 plate appearances.
LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.
Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.
Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.
Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.
New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.
Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.