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Watch Alfonso Soriano get his 400th career home run

Aug 27, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

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Alfonso Soriano has been a tremendous source of power for the Yankees since they acquired him from the Cubs in a July 26 trade and that same trend has continued on Tuesday at Toronto’s Rogers Centre.

Soriano slugged a three-run shot in the top of the first inning —  the 399th home run of his career — and a solo bomb to lead off the top of the fourth — No. 400.

MLB.com has the replay of the milestone blast:

Soriano has been with New York for just a little over four weeks and has already moved into a tie with fellow outfielder Vernon Wells for the most home runs (11) among the club’s right-handed hitters.

  1. Ben - Aug 27, 2013 at 8:48 PM

    Gary Sheffield, playing for the Yankees at the time, also hit his 400th in Toronto (five years ago yesterday!). The only such milestone I have ever seen in person.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:05 PM

      Although in the Stadium, A-Rod hit his 600th HR and Ichiro got his 4000th hit against the Jays.

    • jefferydfcastro - Aug 28, 2013 at 12:41 AM

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  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Soriano has hit Happ well in the past.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      Looking at helpless stats or I mean Happ it looks like LOTS of people have hit him well in the past

    • rbj1 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:57 PM

      And Happ has been hitting the Yankees well this year too.

  3. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:38 PM

    Jays pitching must be in a party mood tonight, 4 Long balls they gave up tonight. Helpless went 4 2/3 innings\7 hits\5 earned and 2 long balls and then Rogers who I see isn’t in the rotation anymore came in and didn’t want to be outdone has given up 2 runs in 3 1/3 innings with 2 HR’s. Wonder if Wagner will bring in his gas can tonight

    • Old Gator - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:56 PM

      Our resident Artificial Stupidity is always in a party mood. Lucky he doesn’t have to work or think.

  4. banger60 - Aug 27, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    if the Yankees let him go in the off season, i’m done, going with Boston!

    • sportsfan18 - Aug 27, 2013 at 10:19 PM

      I understand so long as you don’t expect him to maintain the level of production next yr that he’s done so far in his short stint with the Yanks so far this yr…

  5. boyofzimmer - Aug 27, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    This Cubs fan is very happy for Sori. The guy was a class act the past few years!

    • Alex K - Aug 28, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      Me too. I never understood all the hate for him. Sure, he makes a lot f money, but it’s not like his contract was harming the Cubs in anyway. They still had plenty of money to spend. I’ve always really liked Soriano.

      • delusionalcubsfan - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM

        It’s great to see Soriano hitting so well. In Chicago he ended up as a lighting rod for the bad moves of Jim Hendry and the disappointments of many cubs fans. And yet, he never complained, never said a bad word about the fans or the city or the booing. Despite being set for life financially, he showed up to spring training in shape on day one and played as hard as he could. Noone in the clubhouse ever complained that he was a distraction or bad teammate (unlike Zambrano).

        So keep hitting those homers Alfonso. Hope you get on a hot streak that takes the Yankees into the playoffs. You deserve it.

  6. dirtyharry1971 - Aug 28, 2013 at 12:31 AM

    Future HOF’er maybe?

    • polonelmeagrejr - Aug 28, 2013 at 4:24 AM

      stakes his claim as “greatest Yankee ever!

    • TheMorningStar - Aug 28, 2013 at 9:47 AM

      He’s still about 978 hits and 100 homers away from HoF consideration.

      He still has a shot if he can play for another 5+ seasons; highly unlikely though.

  7. sawxalicious - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    Please block jeffreydcastro….spammer

  8. badintent - Aug 28, 2013 at 2:30 AM

    Soriano =En fuego !!
    Yankee pixie dust working OT !

  9. DiscountMescan - Aug 28, 2013 at 8:49 AM

    Another Cubs fan stoked to see Sori still hitting bombs.

  10. TheMorningStar - Aug 28, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Thank goodness for all the injuries, and GM Cashman’s awful FA signings (oh, and the vernon wells deal too); the Yankees probably would be at or close to the division lead.

    Unfortunately, Cashman was overruled on the Soriano deal; without his bat the Yankees would have already been eliminated.

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