After 13 days and 47 at-bats, Alex Rodriguez's wait is over: the New York Yankees' third baseman finally hit his 600th home run, blasting a 2-0 outside fastball from the Toronto Blue Jays' Shaun Marcum into deep center field, just above Monument Park.
The two-run shot--Derek Jeter reached on a single to left field to open the game--put the Yankees on the board early. They're trying now to avoid losing their fourth straight game.
The YES Network telecast mentioned that the Yankees were prepared to offer the fan who caught the ball an autographed cap, jersey, bat, and ball from Rodriguez. If that haul weren't enough, lunch with Rodriguez and his girlfriend, Cameron Diaz, was also in the offing.
Through two innings, Rodriguez's homer provided the only score in the game. Check this StoryStream later for more updates.