Carlos Beltran gets 2,000th hit

Updated: June 29, 2012, 9:49 PM ET
Associated Press

Beltran
Beltran

ST. LOUIS -- Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals got his 2,000th career hit on an RBI single in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.

The switch-hitting Beltran, batting left-handed, singled to the opposite field against Kevin Correia to tie the score at 2. During a standing ovation while waiting on first base, he doffed his cap several times.

Earlier this season, the 35-year-old Beltran became the first switch hitter in major league history to accumulate 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases.

The RBI was Beltran's NL-leading 60th of the season, and gave him an RBI in seven straight games.


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