TORONTO (AP) -Frank Thomas hit his 244th homer as a designated hitter in Toronto's 4-2 loss to the Washington Nationals on Sunday, breaking Edgar Martinez's major league record.
``I'm proud to pass him,'' Thomas said. ``What a great player he was.''
With two out in the third, Thomas hit the first pitch from Washington's Micah Bowie into the second deck in left to tie it at 2. It was his ninth of the season, the 496th of his career and first since May 31 against the Chicago White Sox.
The 39-year-old Thomas is 21st on baseball's career home run list, eight behind Eddie Murray.

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail McCutchen-Kershaw battle wraps up weekend The wait is over, Pittsburgh fans. Andrew McCutchen has officially rediscovered his MVP form.
Thumbnail Giants' Cueto goes for greatness vs. Phils A rare Madison Bumgarner misstep ended up costing the Giants last night’s contest vs. the Phillies. Can the hosts recover in time for this afternoon’s...
Thumbnail Cards task Garcia with saving series in Seattle While the Cardinals still have interleague action with which to contend in the week ahead, at least they’re on the verge of completing a disastrous...
Thumbnail Athletics vs. Angels Pick The Los Angeles Angels hope to avoid being swept at home by the Oakland Athletics when they meet today at 3:35PM ET.
Thumbnail Red Sox vs. Rangers Pick Who will take the rubber match between the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox when they meet up today at 3:05PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages