|Published:||Aug 03, 2010 3:52 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Aug 03, 2010 4:30 AM EDT|
PHOENIX (AP) â€” Washington's Ivan Rodriguez has become the fifth catcher to hit 300 homers in the major leagues.
Rodriguez hit a solo shot to left off Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Rodrigo Lopez in the second inning Monday night to reach the milestone. He joins Mike Piazza (396), Carlton Fisk (351), Johnny Bench (327) and Yogi Berra (306) as the only catchers to reach the mark.
It was Rodriguez's second homer of the season. He is baseball's career leader in games, runs, hits, doubles and extra-base hits by a catcher.