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NY Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez Hits 650th Home Run, Now 5th All-Time
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NY Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez Hits 650th Home Run, Now 5th All-Time

Aug 27 2013, 12:44am CDT | by

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez launched his 650th career home run off the Toronto Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey on Monday, placing him fifth on the all-time list.

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit his 650th career home run on Monday.  Rodriguez's historic solo home run cleared the right center field wall off a pitch from the Toronto Blue Jays...

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NY Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez Hits 650th Home Run, Now 5th All-Time

Aug 27 2013, 12:44am CDT | by

NY Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez Hits 650th Home Run, Now 5th All-Time Photo Credit: Getty Images

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez launched his 650th career home run off the Toronto Blue Jays' R.A. Dickey on Monday, placing him fifth on the all-time list.

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit his 650th career home run on Monday. 

Rodriguez's historic solo home run cleared the right center field wall off a pitch from the Toronto Blue Jays' R.A Dickey in the fifth inning of the Yankees' 5-2 loss on Monday at the Rogers Centre. It was Rodriguez's third homer of the 2013 MLB season.

Dickey thought A-Rod did a good job in hitting his knuckleball, per the Yankees' official website. 

"Alex hit a pretty good pitch; it was a knuckleball down. He likes the ball down and out over the plate, and that one just happened to go there. He did a good job of hitting it out. He has opposite-field power, he always has." 

With the feat, Rodriguez, who was on a 3-for-19 slump prior to the home run, now finds himself just 11 home runs away from surpassing Willie Mays for fourth all-time. According to ESPN, tying Mays would assure Rodriguez of a $6 million bonus.  

Aside from Mays (660), the other players who round up the top four include Barry Bonds (762), Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714). 

The achievement ought to temporarily shift the spotlight off Rodriguez's alleged involvement in the Biogenesis controversy which resulted in him getting slapped with a 211-game suspension. He has since filed an appeal. 

As for Dickey, Rodriguez's home run was the 29th he has given up this season, second-most in the majors behind the Oakland Athletics' A.J. Griffin. 

Dickey also surrendered Ichiro Suzuki's 4,000th career hit at Yankee Stadium on August 22. 

 
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Yankees acquire 3B Headley from Padres

Jul 22 2014 12:27pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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Yankees acquire 3B Headley from Padres

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