David Ortiz became the 27th player in Major League Baseball history to reach the 500-home run club on Saturday night when he launched a 2-2 fastball from Matt Moore deep into the right-center-field seats at Tropicana Field to lead off the fifth inning ofBoston's 10-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Ortiz's no-doubter, his second homer of the game and 34th of the season, made him the third active player to reach the milestone, joining Alex Rodriguez (685) and Albert Pujols (555). The homer also gave Boston an 8-0 lead. Ortiz is the second player to hit his 499th and 500th home run in same game, joining Pujols. Harmon Killebrew and Mark McGwire hit their 500th and 501st homers in the same game.