Two Grand, The Polanco Way

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Placido Polanco recorded his 2,000th career hit on Monday. (Michael Bryant/Staff Photographer)

He was sitting on 1,999 hits for eight plate appearances, but Phillies infielder Placido Polanco finally reached the two grand mark with a two-run, eighth-inning home run (right) to seal a 5-1 victory over the Astros Monday.

Polanco becomes the 17th active player (and the 269th all-time) to reach 2,000.

By the way, five of his last 11 hits have gone for extra bases.

Here are Polanco's career numbers by team:

   Career    Phillies  Cards  Tigers
 Years  15  7  5  5
 Games  1752  631  489  632
 Hits  2000  732  462  806
 At-Bats  6655  2503  1563  2589
 Avg.  .301  .292  .296  .311
 Singles  1539  557  365  617
 Doubles  327  119  69  139
 Triples  32  6  13  13
 Home Runs   102  50  15  37

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