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Giants' Longoria joins 300-homer club with mammoth blast

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The Giants have a long history of players reaching home run milestones in their colors. Evan Longoria joined the list in the third inning Friday.

Longoria hit a long homer two-thirds of the way up the bleachers in left, giving the Giants a 2-0 lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks. He became the 10th player to hit his 300th homer in a Giants uniform.

Longoria's 300 homers are the most by a third baseman since he debuted in 2008. He hit 261 with the Rays and had 36 in his first two seasons after a trade to the Giants. The blast Friday, which left the bat at 109.1 mph, was his third of the 2020 season.

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The Yankees have had 15 players hit their 300th homer in their uniform. The Giants are the second team to reach double-digits. The nine who did it before Longoria are Mel Ott, Johnny Mize, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Reggie Smith, Barry Bonds, Moises Alou, Steve Finley and Carlos Beltran.