New York Yankees’ Carlos Beltran scored the lone run in last night’s 1-0 win over the Houston Astros but the 38-year-old outfielder did something even more impressive just by stepping on the field.
By playing in Monday night’s game, Beltran became just the sixth player in Major League Baseball history to player 1,000 games in both the American League and National League.
In his 18-year career, Beltran has played for the Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, New York Mets, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Yankees.
Beltran joins a club that features Bob Boone, Vladimir Guerrero, Fred McGriff, Dave Winfield and Frank Robinson.
The outfielder’s ninth inning sac fly also gave him his 12th career walk-off.
“I’m just trying to be aggressive, as aggressive as I can,” Beltran said. “Hopefully do what just happened. Try to hit a fly ball deep in the outfield to allow the runner to score. It’s good.”
This season, Carlos Beltran is batting .272 with 47 RBIs and 13 home runs. In the month of August, Beltran is hitting .318 with 14 RBIs and five home runs.
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