Aug 27 2013, 12:44am CDT | by Poch de la Rosa
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.
"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.
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.
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