Ramirez passes Gehrig, McGriff for 24th place on career homer list

Updated: April 17, 2008, 10:58 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Manny Ramirez hit his 494th home run in Thursday night's 7-5 victory over the New York Yankees, passing Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff for sole possession of 24th place on the career list.

The Boston Red Sox star added No. 495 an inning later.

Ramirez led off the second by driving a 3-1 pitch from Yankees right-hander Mike Mussina over the center-field fence, beyond the glove of a leaping Melky Cabrera.

The slugger connected again in the third for ...

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