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Posted on: June 27, 2010 4:55 pm

Moyer gives up 506th HR of his career

Jamie Moyer The 47-year old Jamie Moyer set yet another record on Sunday, allowing the 506th home run of his career.

No pitcher has allowed more homers than Moyer, who broke the previous mark of 505 held by another Phillie, Robin Roberts. The two are the only members of the 500 home run club.

In the third inning of the Phillies' "road" game against Toronto in Philadelphia, Vernon Wells hit Moyer's first pitch for a two-run homer. It was Wells' 19th home run of the season.

Wells was 7 years old when the Phillies' Juan Samuel  (now the Orioles' interim manager) homered off of Moyer on June 23, 1986, for the first homer allowed of Moyer's career. Mike Schmidt also hit one in that game.

It was Wells' third career homer against Moyer, who didn't allow any other runs in the Phillies' 11-2 victory over the Blue Jays. Moyer moved to 9-6 with a 4.30 ERA. Moyer also became the 40th pitcher in major-league history to throw 4,000 career innings.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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