Alfonso Soriano Hits Second Homer of Game to Join 400-Home Run Club

August 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments
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Alfonso Soriano clubbed home run No. 400 on Tuesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, becoming the 51st player in MLB history to reach the milestone.

The New York Yankees were hoping add a power bat to the lineup when they traded for Soriano earlier this year, and Soriano has lived up to expectations.

His first blast of the night came in the top of the first inning. With two men on and no one out, Soriano stepped to the plate with 398 career home runs to his name. He quickly changed that, however, taking the first pitch he saw from J.A. Happ deep to left field, launching a moon ball that hit the fourth deck in Toronto.

That swing was truly a thing of beauty, and one that has been in a groove since the outfielder rejoined the Yanks, as noted by ESPN:

Soriano wasn’t done just yet. He still had work to do as he stepped up in the top of the third inning for his second at-bat of the game.

Soriano put on another power display, although this one wasn’t quite as impressive as the first:

The slugger skied the ball toward left field, and if you watch him after the ball leaves the bat you’ll see that he shakes his head. However, the ball kept carrying and eventually cleared the fence by just a few feet.

His second home run of the night might not have been as nice as the first, but it was historic nonetheless:

Soriano has always been a fan favorite in New York, and returning to the team certainly helped its offense. Now he is one of the best power hitters in the lineup, and fans can’t get enough of it:

Soriano was the hero on Tuesday night, adding a historic milestone to his already impressive career resume.

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