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

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 centesimal house 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 evening at Roger Centre.

Guerrero Jr. received the Blue Jays off to a fast 1-0 lead by belting a solo house 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. stated he deliberate to offer the milestone house run ball to his father, who was inducted into the Corridor of Fame in 2018.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. belts his a centesimal homer within the Blue Jays’ 5-1 win over the Rays. He stated he’ll give the milestone ball to his dad, Vladimir Guerrero Sr.Getty Photographs; USA TODAY Sports activities

“He’s going to really feel very happy with me,” Guerrero stated by means of a translator. “When your son does one thing like that, I’m positive 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 gained 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 skin wanting in, 4 video games behind the Rays within the playoff race.

— with AP

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