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Cabrera hits 400th homer, had to wait out rain to count

Cabrera hits 400th homer, had to wait out rain to count

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 16, 2015 at 3:40 p.m.


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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers has hit his 400th career home run, a milestone that became official after an early rain delay.

Cabrera connected for a solo drive to straightaway center in the first inning at St. Louis on Saturday. It broke a tie with Andres Galarraga for the most homers by a Venezuelan-born player.

The game at Busch Stadium was stopped in the bottom of the first because of rain and resumed after a wait of 1 hour, 20 minutes. When the Tigers led 3-2 after five innings and game officially counted, the home run stood.

Cabrera's 10th homer of the season was his fourth in three days. His 262nd homer with Detroit tied him with Willie Horton for fourth on the franchise list.

On Friday, Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers hit his 400th homer. They're tied for 52nd most in major league history, with Duke Snider next on the list at 407.

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