Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn hit his 450th career home run in Friday night's 8-4 loss to the Los Angeles Angels. His two-run dinger didn't have much impact on the outcome, as it came with two outs in the ninth inning and only cut the Angels' lead to four, per MLB.com.
Dunn's 450th home run came on a 2-0 fastball from Angels closer Ernesto Frieri, who was seeing his first action since a non-save inning of work on June 1. It was Dunn's 10th home run of this 2014 season and 96th since joining the White Sox at the beginning of 2011.
Dunn, now in his 14th MLB season, spent the first seven-plus years of his career (2001-2008) with the Cincinnati Reds, before being dealt to the Arizona Diamondbacks at the trade deadline in 2008. He hit 270 bombs with Cincinnati, putting him fourth on the Reds all-time franchise home run list, trailing only Hall of Fame inductees Tony Perez (287), Frank Robinson (324) and Johnny Bench (389).
Dunn added eight home runs in 44 games to close out 2008 in Arizona, and then joined the Washington Nationals for the 2009 and 2010 seasons, blasting 38 shots over the wall in each campaign. The two-time All-Star has hit at least 40 home runs in six different seasons, including a career-best 46 in 2004.
Dunns 450th shot broke a tie with Jeff Bagwell and Vladimir Guerrero—who each hit 449—for 37th place on the all-time home run list. Having added another homer in Saturday's game against the Angels, Dunn is just one short of former Boston Red Sox outfielder Carl Yastrzemski (452), a Hall of Famer who sits in 35th place on the all-time list.
All Stats Courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.
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