Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits 100th HR, will give milestone ball to dad

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. simply reached a key milestone earlier than his Corridor of Fame father did.

Guerrero Jr. hit his a hundredth dwelling run at age 23, changing into the tenth youngest participant in MLB historical past to succeed in the mark within the Toronto Blue Jays 5-1 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night time at Roger Centre.

Guerrero Jr. acquired the Blue Jays off to a fast 1-0 lead by belting a solo dwelling run off Drew Rasmussen within the first inning, his twenty eighth of the season. At 23 years, 182 days, he’s the youngest Blue Jays participant to succeed in 100 homers, a mark that had been held by Carlos Delgado at 26 years, 84 days.

Guerrero Jr. mentioned he deliberate to present the milestone dwelling run ball to his father, who was inducted into the Corridor of Fame in 2018.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. belts his a hundredth homer within the Blue Jays’ 5-1 win over the Rays. He mentioned he’ll give the milestone ball to his dad, Vladimir Guerrero Sr.
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“He’s going to really feel very pleased with me,” Guerrero mentioned by a translator. “When your son does one thing like that, I’m certain any dad would really feel proud.”

Guerrero reached the 100-homer mark two years youthful than his father, however Guerrero Sr. did it in 438 video games to Jr.’s 486. Guerrero Sr. hit 449 homers in his 16-year profession with the Angels, Expos, Rangers and Orioles.

Toronto, which has received three of the primary 4 video games towards the Rays of their five-game set, trails the Yankees by six video games within the AL East race.

Within the expanded wild-card race, the Blue Jays (81-62) have a one-game lead over the Mariners (80-62) and a two-game edge on the Rays (79-63). The Baltimore Orioles (75-67) are on the surface wanting in, 4 video games behind the Rays within the playoff race.

— with AP

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