(ATLANTA) — New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez tied Lou Gehrig’s record for the most grand slams all-time, leading the Yankees to a 6-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves. The slam was the 23rd of Rodriguez’s career.
Alex hit off Braves reliever Johnny Venters, with the Yankees trailing 4-0 with one out in the eighth inning.
“This was definitely one to remember,” Rodriguez said. “It was big…it really was. I really felt like it was a swing for the team. I feel like everybody needed that hit and we’ve all been waiting for it.”
The home run was A-Rod’s 10th of the season and 639th all-time. He now trails Willie Mays by 21 on the all-time home run list.
The win gives the Yankees sole possession of first in the American League East.
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