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Beltre ties Yaz on all-time home run list

Rangers slugger matches Hall of Famer with 452nd big fly
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ARLINGTON -- The Rangers turned the clock back to 1977 with throwback uniforms for Saturday night's matchup against the Angels, and Adrian Beltre celebrated by matching or passing two of the biggest superstars of that era.

Beltre did so with a two-run home run in the third inning off Angels starter Jesse Chavez. It was his 452nd home run, tying him with Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for 38th all-time.

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ARLINGTON -- The Rangers turned the clock back to 1977 with throwback uniforms for Saturday night's matchup against the Angels, and Adrian Beltre celebrated by matching or passing two of the biggest superstars of that era.

Beltre did so with a two-run home run in the third inning off Angels starter Jesse Chavez. It was his 452nd home run, tying him with Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski for 38th all-time.

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All-time home run leaders

The home run also gave him 1,598 RBIs in his career. That allowed him to pass George Brett and take sole possession of 32nd all-time, according to Elias' tally.

All-time RBI leaders (MLB.com)

Because RBIs became an official Major League statistic in 1920, Elias' count begins at that date. MLB.com backdates RBIs to before they became an official stat and has Beltre at 36th all-time. Due to the uncertain nature of record keeping in the early part of the 20th century, some discrepancies may exist between the stats provided today by different historical data providers.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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