As a Chicago Cubs fan, you can’t help but love Alfonso Soriano. Yeah he had his issues when he played for the Cubs, but for the most part, he did a lot of positive things for our beloved Cubbies.
I was sort of happy when I found out Soriano was traded, knowing he would have a chance at winning another World Series this year after all the hard work he put in for Chicago. Sometime around spring training, Soriano said he wanted to remain a Cub and wanted to win a World Series with the Cubs, we all knew how big of a long shot that was because most of us Cubs fans know better.
Soriano collected his 2,000th hit a lead-off home run on a Justin Verlander slider to left field in the bottom of the fourth. He went hitless in last nights game against the Tigers, stuck on 1,999.
Derek Jeter hit a home run to reach 3,000 hits, Soriano back in Yankees pin-strips hits a home run to reach 2,000 hits.
Soriano and the Yankees lead the Detroit Tigers 4-1 going into the bottom of the fifth inning.
Alex Rodriguez also homered in this game, hitting his first of the season to left field in the bottom of the second.
Soriano is near another milestone, sitting at 391 career home runs.