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Lost in all of the controversy surrounding New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez these days is the fact that the maligned slugger has hit a lot of home runs —tainted or not.
A-Rod's legacy in pinstripes might get even more complicated after he crushed a grand slam Friday night passing Yankees icon Lou Gehrig to become the all-time MLB grand slam leader with 24.
Rodriguez's seventh-inning blast, an opposite-field shot to rightfield, broke a career grand-slam tie with Gehrig and led the Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the Giants.
"It's hard to think about things like that right now," Rodriguez said about passing the Iron Horse. "We're really in a sprint to the end here and every win is huge for us."
A-Rod came to the plate mired in a 1-for-25 slump and the Yankees entered the night with five losses in their last six games.
The Yankees, who have eight games left, are three games behind the Indians for the second wild-card spot.
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"I saw where I was 1-for-24, 1-for-25, whatever it was, but I thought for the most part I was swinging the bat decently well, but that's baseball," said A-Rod, whose 654th homer moved him within six of fourth-place Willie Mays on the all-time list. "One swing can turn a lot of things around."
At least for one night.
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It's not THE home run record but it is a home run record.
And now Alex Rodriguez owns it.
Like it or not.
A-Rod hit his 24th grand slam Friday night against the Giants breaking a tie with Lou Gehrig and giving him the most all-time. Given that Jason Giambi is next on the active list with 14 it's a record that Rodriguez is going to hold for a while.
For years the thought...
Alex Rodriguez leapfrogged a Yankees legend Friday night.
The third baseman took San Francisco’s George Kontos deep with the bases loaded for his 24th career grand slam, breaking the major league record set by Lou Gehrig way back in 1938.
Though many around baseball have questioned the fact that he is even in uniform after being dealt a historic suspension stemming from the Biogenesis...
Alex Rodriguez sits at top of the history books for most grand slams ever, passing Lou Gehrig’s 23. Rodriguez cemented himself into history in the 7th inning against George Kontos of the San Francisco Giants on a 2-1 count. This places A-Rod just six homers shy of tying the great Willie Mays. Follow Mark Gunnels […]
The Yankees look toast, and the Red Sox may be responsible for the knockout blow.
“We ran into the Red Sox wave and we haven’t recovered,” Alex Rodriguez said following the Yankees’ 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday.
The Yankees have now lost five of their last six games, including three straight to the Red Sox at Fenway Park last weekend, and it doesn’t appear that...
Alex Rodriguez has hit his 24th career grand slam, breaking a tie with Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for most in major league history.
New York's designated hitter connected off Giants reliever George Kontos with two outs in the seventh inning Friday night, sending a drive the opposite way to right-center that gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead.
It was A-Rod's 14th slam with...
In the strange life and times of Alex Rodriguez it might have been expected — that on a long day of rising emotions and approaching goodbyes he would somehow step into the middle of the script to grab a leading role.
This twist happened in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium Friday night when Rodriguez hit a lofty grand slam into the right-field seats. With that baseball’s...
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Move over Lou Gehrig. The Iron Horse was passed on the all-time list for grand slams when Alex Rodriguez launched the 24th career in Friday nights win over Tampa Bay.
Rodriguez had been in a 1-for-21 slump but powered the Yankees to a 5-1 win.
In 40 games this season Rodriguez has hit seven home runs and driven in 18 RBI.
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Alex Rodriguez’s clutch 7th inning grand slam gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead and an important win. With the Royals beating the Rangers, the Indians moved into the 2nd Wild Card spot with their rain-shortened win over the lowly Astros. The Yankees gained a half-game in the standings, as they are now 3 games out of the final Wild Card spot. Here are how...
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Alex Rodriguez is no stranger to setting records. He will always be linked for his record-setting baseball contracts of $252M and $275M, setting a record for 211 games suspension by Major League Baseball for his involvement in P.E.D.s, and now passing the late Yankee great and Baseball Hall Of Famer, Lou Gehrig, with his 24th career grand slam. The...
Hampered by a tight right calf there's a chance Alex Rodriguez will be used as the Yankees' designated hitter for the remainder of the regular season manager Joe Girardi told reporters prior to Thursday's series finale against the Blue Jays.
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The deal could be nixed if too many ex-players opt out to...
During the Giants-Yankees game on Friday night, Alex Rodriguez hit a seventh inning grand slam off of San Francisco reliever George Kontos. It was the 24th grand slam of A-Rod's career, breaking the record he shared with Lou Gehrig.
But really, does it matter?
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Alex Rodriguez set a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, passing Lou Gehrig with a tiebreaking shot in the seventh inning that sent the New York Yankees to a 5-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday night.
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Jones threw out the first pitch...
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