Posted September 21, 2013 on AP on Fox
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In his first start at Yankee Stadium, Tim Lincecum was lifted a few pitches before the decisive blow. 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. A-Rod's drive off reliever George Kontos helped CC Sabathia beat Lincecum (10-14) in a matchup of former Cy Young Award winners having subpar seasons. ''Just tough to watch and tough to put somebody in that kind of situation,'' Lincecum said. ''Just wasted a lot of pitches that inning, didn't attack the zone as much as the previous six, and I felt like I could've gotten out of that better than what happened.'' With the score tied at 1, Eduardo Nunez grounded a slow single through the right side to start the seventh. Second baseman Joaquin Arias tweaked his hamstring when he broke for the ball and came out ...
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