Alex Rodriguez hit his 584th home run and first this season, passing Mark McGwire for sole possession for eighth place on the career list.
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Rodriguez homered off Doug Mathis in the fourth inning Saturday, a solo drive to right-center that gave the Yankees a 7-0 lead over Texas.
A-Rod had gone homerless in his first 41 at-bats, his longest homerless streak at the start of a season since beginning 1995 without one in his first 48 at-bats for Seattle.
Oddsmakers from online sports book BroburySports.com have made the Yankees a 2.75/1 favorite to win the 2010 World Series and a 1.4/1 favorite to win the American League Pennant. They’re also –120 on the money line to win the AL East and have an over/under total of 95.5 for number of wins this season.
Posted: 4/17/10 9:37PM ET