He was sitting on 1,999 hits for eight plate appearances, but Phillies infielder Placido Polanco finally reached the two grand mark with a two-run, eighth-inning home run (right) to seal a 5-1 victory over the Astros Monday.

Polanco becomes the 17th active player (and the 269th all-time) to reach 2,000.

By the way, five of his last 11 hits have gone for extra bases.

Here are Polanco's career numbers by team: