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Thursday, May 7, 2015

A-Rod's Blast Ties Mays and More


A-Rod accomplishes a first with milestone home run
When Alex Rodriguez hit his milestone 660th home run Friday, it was unlike any of the previous 659 he had hit previously in one significant way. The solo shot, which tied A-Rod with Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list, was Rodriguez's first as a pinch-hitter. He was just 1-for-16 as a pinch-hitter prior to the milestone homer, with the one hit being a single back on Aug. 25, 2013. Rodriguez's 660th homer also came on a 3-0 pitch, marking just the third time in his 21-year career that he's homered when facing a 3-0 count.