Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Alex Rodriguez at last hit his 600th career home run, as the New York Yankees avoided getting swept by taking a 5-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Rodriguez, who hit No. 599 on July 22 against Kansas City, went 51 plate appearances before hitting the milestone homer in the first inning off Shaun Marcum. The hit also snapped an 0-for-17 streak he brought into Wednesday’s contest.
Rodriguez became the youngest player to reach 600 home runs. Hall of Famer Babe Ruth hit his at age 36, while Rodriguez turned 35 last week. He also became the second player to reach 600 home runs in Yankee pinstripes, joining Ruth.
Along with Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Derek Jeter powered the Yankees’ offense. Jeter had his first four-hit game of the season, doubling twice, while Teixeira went 2-for-3 with three RBI in the victory, which snapped New York’s three-game slide.
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