Angels DH Raul Ibanez joined the 2,000-hit club in a big way in Saturday night’s game against the Mets.
With closer Jose Valverde on the mound in the bottom of the ninth inning to protect a 6-3 Mets lead, the Angels mounted a two-out rally to bring the 41-year-old Ibanez to the plate. Ibanez took a ball, then took Valverde deep to right-field for a game-tying three-run home run to tie the game a
t six apiece:
With nine more runs batted in, Ibanez will become the 88th player in baseball history with 2,000 hits, 300 home runs, and 1,200 RBI in his career.
Source: Bill Baer (NBC Sports Hardball Talk)