McGwire tied for sixth on career HR list

Updated: July 13, 2001, 2:14 AM ET
Associated Press


ST. LOUIS -- Mark McGwire of the St. Louis Cardinals tied Reggie Jackson for sixth place on the career home run list when he hit No. 563 against Detroit on Thursday night.

McGwire's ninth homer of the season was a two-run shot off a 1-0 fastball from Jeff Weaver with no outs in the seventh to trim the Tigers' lead to 7-2. He had been in a 2-for-40 slump since June 24 before the homer, which raised his average to .189.

It also was his 200th homer since joining ...

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