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Guerrero is Dominican-born hits leader

With a bouncer up the middle against Josh Beckett in the sixth, Vladimir Guerrero became the all-time MLB hits leader among Dominican-born players.

His 2,587th hit gave him the record over his friend and former winter league teammate Julio Franco.

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All of the Orioles came out to the top step and applauded Guerrero as first base coach Wayne Kirby got the ball and threw it into the dugout.

The Orioles will formally honor Guerrero on Wednesday. His first manager, Felipe Alou, will be present.

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Guerrero was asked who he would like to have celebrate with him and he said Alou, who is a father figure to many Dominican players.

Almost nearly as epic, Guerrero also stole a base in the inning, his second of the season.

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