Giancarlo Stanton has joined a rarified club. The Yankees slugger smacked his 350th career homerun Wednesday night in New York’s 5-2 win over the Orioles.
Stanton is the seventh fastest player to reach the milestone in a matter of 1,341 games. The only players to reach the mark faster were Babe Ruth, Albert Pujols, Harmon Kilabrew, Alex Rodriguez, Juan Gonzalez, and Mark McGuire. He is also the third Yankees player to reach the mark joining A-Rod and Ruth.
The two-run bomb — a majestic slap into shallow right — gave the Yankees a 2-0 lead, and snapped a 14-game homerless streak for the slugger.
Stanton wasn’t the only one to go yard on Wednesday night. Joey Gallo, who has really struggled at the plate, hit a solo shot in the seventh inning that extended the Yankees lead to 4-2. Isiah Kiner-Falefa would score the final Yankee run of the night on a wild pitch.
Joey Gallo getting hot??? 2nd home run in 2 games! pic.twitter.com/6lGERmE1aD— Talkin' Yanks (@TalkinYanks) April 28, 2022