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McGwire Hits 534 Homer, Ties Foxx

May 9, 2000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Mark McGwire hit his NL-leading 12th homer of the season Monday night and moved into a tie with Jimmie Foxx for ninth place on the career list with 534.

McGwire’s solo homer off San Francisco starter Livan Hernandez came in the sixth inning and went 430 feet into the right-center bleachers. McGwire has homered in nine of his last 14 games.

It was the first run of the game for the St. Louis Cardinals, and broke a 26-inning scoreless streak by Giants pitchers _ San Francisco’s longest such streak since a 30-inning scoreless run on July 5-9, 1988.

Mickey Mantle is eighth on the career homer list with 536.

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