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Yankees Vs. Red Sox: A-Rod Hits 631st Homer, Passes Ken Griffey Jr. For 5th All-Time

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit his 631st career home run in Friday's game against the Boston Red Sox as the Red Sox celebrate the 100th birthday of Fenway Park. Rodriguez's latest homer pushed him past Ken Griffey Jr. for 5th place on the all-time home runs list.

With the Yankees already leading 4-1 in the fifth inning, Rodriguez crushed a Clay Buchholz pitch over the Green Monster at Fenway Park. The solo shot for A-Rod was the fourth homer of the day given up by Buchholz. The homer was the second of the season for Rodriguez and the 286th of his Yankees career. He had 16 homers in 99 games last season.

Rodriguez is now chasing Willie Mays' 660 homers for fourth place all-time. The top three home run hitters in MLB history are: Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).

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