Dodgers star Freddie Freeman grabs 2,000th career hit in loss to Astros

Freddie Freeman joined the 2,000-hit club Sunday in the Dodgers’ loss to the Astros

Los Angeles Dodgers star Freddie Freeman joined the elusive 2,000-hit club Sunday afternoon.

Freeman hit an RBI double in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, which officially made him the sixth active player with at least 2,000 career hits.

Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto, Nelson Cruz, Elvis Andrus and Andrew McCutchen are the five other active MLB players with at least 2,000 hits. Astros star Jose Altuve is the next closest in the league, just 39 hits away.

Although Freeman reached a new milestone in his career Sunday, he isn't even halfway to Pete Rose’s record of 4,256 career hits. Cabrera is the active leader with 3,119 hits, but he’s No. 22 on the all-time list.

Freeman is also one of just 98 players in MLB history with at least 2,000 hits and 300 home runs. He's one of four active players, along with Votto, Cruz and Cabrera, to have accomplished that feat.

Freddie Freeman is one of just six active players with 2,000 or more career hits.
Freddie Freeman is one of just six active players with 2,000 or more career hits. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Freeman’s double in the eighth inning sparked a comeback for the Dodgers, though it fell just short in the end. Will Smith hit a home run to get Freeman in and tie up the game, which forced extra innings. It wasn’t until Alex Bregman hit an RBI single in the 11th that the Astros pulled ahead to take the win.

Freeman is in the second year of a six-year, $162 million deal with the Dodgers. The 33-year-old has 95 hits, 14 home runs and 47 RBI so far this season, his second in Los Angeles after he spent the first 12 years of his career with the Atlanta Braves.