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ATLANTA (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's record, and the New York Yankees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Nick Swisher hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Cory Gearrin two batters after Rodriguez connected against Jonny Venters.
CC Sabathia (8-3) left trailing 4-0 after seven innings but was the beneficiary of the rally. The big lefty gave up four runs on a season-high 10 hits with two walks and six strikeouts.
The Yankees matched their season high with a fifth straight win and moved into sole possession of first in the AL East when Tampa Bay lost to the Mets. The Yankees have won 10 of 12.
Rafael Soriano, who pitched in Atlanta from 2007-09, retired the Braves in order in the ninth for his 10th save of the season and the 100th of his career.
The Braves, who wasted a strong start by Mike Minor, have lost three straight.
Rodriguez had been 1 for 10 this season with the bases loaded before he lined the full-count pitch from Venters over the left field wall. Braves left fielder Martin Prado barely moved as he watched the homer clear the wall.
Rodriguez's homer was his 10th of the season and first grand slam.
Minor gave up five hits and one run in 7 1-3 innings. He was pulled after giving up a one-out single to Derek Jeter in the eighth.
Venters (3-3) loaded the bases, allowing up a single to Curtis Granderson before walking Mark Teixeira to set up the tying grand slam by Rodriguez.
Venters, who did not record an out, gave up a single to Robinson Cano. Swisher followed with his 10th homer for a 6-4 lead.
Matt Diaz hit a three-run double in the first to give the Braves the lead they kept until the eighth.
Diaz started ahead of Jason Heyward in right field for the second time in three days when the team faced a left-hander. Diaz had two hits off Toronto's Ricky Romero on Sunday.
Michael Bourn led off the first with a single and moved to third on the first of two doubles by Brian McCann. Sabathia walked Dan Uggla to load the bases.
Sabathia faced a similar jam in the seventh. With one out, Prado hit a soft single to right field and moved to third on McCann's double. Sabathia issued an intentional walk to Uggla, loading the bases for Heyward, who replaced Diaz in the seventh. Heyward drove in Prado with a groundout to second base.
NOTES: Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said Tuesday's surgery to repair his torn right ACL "went perfectly." Manager Joe Girardi said "I think we're all expecting to see Mo pitch next year."... Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez said RHP Brandon Beachy will be given extra rest, with his next start pushed back to Saturday, due to soreness in his right elbow. Beachy said "I feel fine" after throwing in the bullpen before the game. RHP Tim Hudson, who had his last start skipped due to bone spurs in his left ankle, is returning to start Wednesday's final game of the series against the Yankees. Following an off day on Thursday, RHP Tommy Hanson will pitch on Friday against Baltimore, followed by Beachy. ... Hiroki Kuroda, who is 1-4 with a 2.10 ERA in five career starts against the Braves, will face Hudson on Wednesday night.
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Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam on Tuesday night, and in doing so, tied Yankees legend Lou Gehrig for first on the all-time list.
Alex Rodriguez has hit his 23rd career grand slam on Tuesday night, matching Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for most in baseball history.
Rodriguez hit a full-count pitch from Atlanta's Jonny Venters in the eighth inning into the left field seats to tie the game at 4. It was A-Rod's first slam this season and his 10th homer overall.
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Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Hall of
Famer Lou Gehrig's record, and the New York Yankees scored six runs
in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves
on Tuesday night.
Last night in Atlanta, Alex Rodriguez hit the 23rd grand slam of his career, typing Lou Gehrig. Even if Nick Swisher‘s two-run homer later the same inning put the Yankees on top for good and was the bigger play according to Win Probability Added (WPA), tying up the game on one swing with his team down four runs is a pretty nice feat for A-Rod, the man who still bears the stigma...
The All-Star Game is less than a month away. Amazing. Seems like it was only yesterday that the season started. Then I look at the 1800+ tater trots that have been tracked and I realize just how long it's really been.
Let's get to those trots!
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