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Red Sox slugger Ortiz hits 400th career home run

3 years ago July 04, 2012 Jul 4, 2012 Wednesday, July 04 2012 Wednesday, July 04, 2012 3:31:19 PM CDT in Sports
Source: Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. - Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has hit his 400th career home run, a leadoff drive to right in the fourth inning against Oakland's A.J. Griffin.

The 36-year-old Big Papi's home runs rank eighth among active players and 49th on the all-time list. Next up for him to catch: Hall of Famer Duke Snider with 407.

His 22nd home run of the season for Boston tied the game 1-all Wednesday. Ortiz's 352 home runs and 1,142 RBIs as a designated hitter are most all-time.

The A's also allowed Paul Konerko's milestone 400th home run for the White Sox when he did it April 25 against Grant Balfour in the Coliseum.

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