Video: Alfonso Soriano hits career homers 399 and 400

Tom Szczerbowski

Coming back to New York has helped Soriano reach a career milestone.

Alfonso Soriano has been reinvigorated by his return to the organization that groomed him for the majors. In 30 games with the Yankees, he's hit 11 homers with a slash line of .275/.315/.575. Sure, he's not walking, but when you're flashing power like that, it's of little consequence.

Those 11 homers helped him to a goal that, not that long ago, while still adorned in Cubs' blue, seemed like it would have to wait until next year, the last season of his current mega-contract. He reached it on Tuesday in Toronto against the Blue Jays, going deep twice for career home runs number 399 and 400.

It's a shame that 399 and 400 aren't swapped, as the former was a more impressive blast that traveled over 400 feet. The second one barely made it over the wall, and, according to Hit Tracker Online, would have been gone in just four parks in the entire game.

I think we can give him a pass, though, seeing as it's the 400th homer of his major-league life. He's probably got a few air miles saved up by now.

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