|A-Rod sets slam record with 24th of career|
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|Friday, 20 September 2013 16:56|
New York's designated hitter connected off Giants reliever George Kontos with two outs in the seventh inning Friday night, sending a drive the opposite way to right-center that gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead.
It was A-Rod's 14th slam with the Yankees, snapping a tie with Joe DiMaggio for second place on the team's list.
The long ball was the 654th of Rodriguez's career. He is six homers behind Willie Mays for fourth all-time.
Playing while he appeals a 211-game suspension that stemmed from Major League Baseball's investigation into the now-closed Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs, Rodriguez has seven home runs in 142 at-bats this season.