Dodgers star Freddie Freeman earns 2,000th career hit in loss to Astros

Los Angeles Dodgers star Freddie Freeman joined the elusive club at 2,000 hits on Sunday afternoon.

Freeman scored an RBI double in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, which officially made him the sixth active player with at least 2,000 career hits.

Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto, Nelson Cruz, Elvis Andrus and Andrew McCutchen are the other five active players in Major League Baseball with at least 2,000 hits. Astros star Jose Altuve is next closest in the league at just 39 hits.

Although Freeman hit another career milestone on Sunday, he’s not even halfway to Pete Rose’s record of 4,256 career hits. Cabrera is the active leader with 3,119 hits, but he’s only 22nd on the all-time list.

Freeman is also one of 98 players in MLB history with at least 2,000 hits and 300 homers. He is one of four active players, along with Votto, Cruz and Cabrera, to have accomplished this feat.

Freddie Freeman is one of six active players with 2,000 or more career hits.

Freddie Freeman is one of six active players with 2,000 or more career hits. (Harry Comment/Getty Images)

Freeman’s double in the eighth inning sparked a comeback for the Dodgers, though it narrowly fell short in the end. Will Smith hit a home run to bring Freeman in and tie the game, which forced extra innings. It wasn’t until Alex Bregman hit an RBI single in the 11th inning that the Astros took the lead to claim the victory.

Freeman is in the second year of a six-year, $162 million contract with the Dodgers. The 33-year-old has 95 hits, 14 home runs and 47 RBIs so far this season, his second in Los Angeles after spending the first 12 years of his career with the Atlanta Braves.

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