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.