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Matt Stairs hits record 21st PH HR

Updated: August 22, 2010, 12:39 AM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Matt Stairs has hit his 21st homer as a pinch-hitter, the most in big league history.

Stairs connected on a two-run shot in the eighth inning of the San Diego Padres' 6-5 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night, passing Cliff Johnson for most pinch-hit homers.

Padres manager Bud Black said the record is very special. He called the pinch-hitter role one of the most difficult in baseball.

Stairs has 262 home runs in a career that began with the Montreal ...

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