Nats’ Zimmerman belts 235th to top franchise
Posted by Associated Press on 17th July 2017

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Ryan Zimmerman went deep in the first inning Monday against the Cincinnati Reds to become the Washington Nationals‘ franchise home run leader with his 235th.

Zimmerman, 32, took Scott Feldman deep to left-center field to pass Vladimir Guerrero‘s total from eight seasons with the Montreal Expos.

The home run was Zimmerman’s 20th of the season, giving him seven seasons of 20 or more home runs with the Nationals, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information.

He’s tied with Hall of Famer Andre Dawson, who also had seven seasons of 20 or more home runs when he played for the Expos.

Zimmerman, in his 13th season with the Nationals, is enjoying a career resurgence this season. The first baseman was hitting .322 with 63 RBIs entering Monday’s game. He was selected for the All-Star Game, his first appearance in the Midsummer Classic since 2009.