KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -The Alex Rodriguez home run onslaught continued on Sunday when the Yankees third baseman went deep for the seventh time in five games, pumping his major league-leading total to 52.
The two-run shot in the first inning off Zack Greinke gave A-Rod 50 homers from the third base position, extending his major league record, and raised his major league-leading RBI count to 140. He's hit two home runs in games twice since last Wednesday, including Saturday night.
It was the third time he's homered in five straight games.
``The difference as far as I'm concerned with Alex is how much fun he's having playing the game,'' Yankees manager Joe Torre said Sunday as the Yankees got ready to play. ``Even during the game. This is a little bit of a difference from last year where he seemed to be internalizing a lot. But now he just seems to be a lot freer.''
Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Giants vs. Dodgers Free Pick After dropping the first game of the series with the ace on the mound, will the Giants rebound tonight in L.A. when they visit the Dodgers at...
Thumbnail Rangers vs. Reds Prediction With the total sitting at 8.5 runs, will the Rangers and Reds play over or fall under tonight for bettors at 7:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Mets' deGrom draws critical start vs. Cards On paper, tonight’s Cardinals-Mets showdown looks like a pitching enthusiast’s dream. After Tuesday’s highly unusual series opener, though, all bets may be off.
Thumbnail Tigers vs. Twins Pick Can the Detroit Tigers pick up another road win over the Minnesota Twins when they meet up tonight at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Cubs look to finish sweep of Green's Padres   After trouncing Arizona over the weekend, the Padres felt optimistic about their chances of giving the Cubs a competitive series. Leave it to the North...
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages