5/25 No. 299 and counting …

Both Alfonso Soriano and Derrek Lee are one swing away from joining the 300 home run club. Lee hit No. 299 on Tuesday in the Cubs’ 3-0 win over the Dodgers.

Here are some of Lee’s milestone home runs:

1st: Sept. 28, 1997, at San Francisco off Cory Bailey

50th: Sept. 28, 2000, vs. Montreal off Felipe Lira

100th: April 11, 2003, vs. Atlanta off Horacio Ramirez

150th: July 30, 2004, vs. Philadelphia off Eric Milton

200th: Aug. 28, 2005, vs. Florida off Josh Beckett

250th: May 26, 2008, vs. Los Angeles Dodgers off Chad Billingsley

— Carrie Muskat

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So on May 26th, 2008, D-Lee faced Chad Billingsley and hit his 250th home run. Today, May 26th, 2010, D-Lee is on 299 and facing … you guessed it … Chad Billingsley. A tater from D-Lee tonight would be a nice bit of symmetry.

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