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Manny collects tater No. 496

Manny collects tater No. 496

BOSTON -- Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez is zeroing in on the 500 home-run club.

By connecting for a majestic two-run go-ahead homer off Joaquin Benoit in the bottom of the eighth on Saturday night at Fenway, Ramirez now has 496 in his career.

Ramirez is four away from becoming the 24th player in history to hit 500 home runs.

Mike Petraglia is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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