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600 Tracker: Alex Rodriguez vs. Tonight's Opponents

Until Alex Rodriguez hits hits 600 home runs, we'll be his batter vs. pitcher history against his opposition for the night. Tonight? Jake Westbrook and the Cleveland Indians.

Career vs. the Indians: 29 home runs

Career at Progressive Field/Jacobs Field: 10

Vs. Jake Westbrook, Tonight's Starter:  9-24, 1 HR, 4 RBI's, 4 K's, 2 BB's. (In postseason play: 2-3)

Indians Bullpen

Vs. Aaron Laffey: 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 BB

Vs. Rafael Perez: 0-3, 2 K's. (In postseason play: 1-1, 1 HR, 1 RBI)

Vs. Chris Perez: 1-2, 1 HR, 4 RBI

Vs. Jensen Lewis: 0-2, 2 K's

Vs. Joe Smith: 0-2, 1 K

Vs. Hector Ambriz: 1-1, 1 RBI

Vs. Tony Sipp: 0-1

Has not faced Jeanmar Gomez, Jess Todd, Kerry Wood, or Frank Herrmann

Analysis: Against Westbrook, A-Rod has a pretty good history, hitting over .400 including postseason play, but not much in the way of home runs: one in 27 at-bats, about half as good as he normally performs, considering he's hit a homer every 14.44 at-bats in his career. He doesn't have much going for him against the Indians bullpen - a combined 3-15 with postseason play, but there's those two homers, both of which came in big situations: Rodriguez hit a solo shot off of Rafael Perez in the 2007 postseason, and earlier this year, knocked a grand slam against now-closer Chris Perez to give the Yankees a five-run lead in a close game. Looking at his history, A-Rod missed some pretty good chances against a sub-par Royals bullpen this weekend - he'll have to do it against opposition he's had a much tougher time against if he's to hit one in Cleveland.