PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard hit his 100th career homer in his 325th game Wednesday night, becoming the fastest player to reach that total, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Howard's three-run shot off Cincinnati's Aaron Harang gave the Phillies a 3-0 lead in the fifth inning. The 505-foot drive was the longest in the four-year history of Citizens Bank Park. It cleared the tall, brick batter's eye, going nine feet farther than Howard's shot over the same wall against Florida's Sergio Mitre last April.
The reigning NL MVP had 58 homers last season and swatted 22 while winning the Rookie of the Year award in 2005.
Howard has hit 12 of his 18 homers this season since coming off the disabled list on May 25.

Recent MLB Discussions

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Brewers shoot to spoil 'Zona prospect's debut Arizona fans haven’t had a ton about which to get excited this season. Perhaps Braden Shipley can inject a little optimism in a few short hours.
Thumbnail Reds vs. Giants Free Pick After a losing road trip, will the Giants get back on track with a win tonight against the Reds when they return home for a 10:15PM ET matchup?
Thumbnail Yankees vs. Astros Prediction After sweeping the Angels over the weekend, will the Astros beat the visiting Yankees tonight to win their fifth in a row?
Thumbnail Angels vs. Royals Prediction After being swept by the Astros over the weekend, are the Angels a poor bet to beat the Royals tonight at 8:15PM ET?
Thumbnail Phillies vs. Marlins Picks With the total sitting at 8.5 runs, will the Phillies and Marlins play under the total tonight or go over in their 7:10PM ET matchup?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages