(NEW YORK) — For the first time since the 2012 ALCS, Alex Rodriguez took the field at Yankee Stadium.
Rodriguez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Yankees 4-3 10 inning loss to the Detroit Tigers Friday night.
Rodriguez was met by a mixture of cheers and boos as he walked out for his first at bat. The same couldn’t be said when that at bat was through, as Rodriguez struck out and was met by a chorus of boos.
After the game Rodriguez did not talk to the media, but his skipper Joe Girardi did.
“It was probably 50-50 tonight,” Girardi said reffering to the ovation Rodriguez received. “It’s something he has to be able to put out of his mind and just be a player for us.”
While things didn’t go great for Rodriguez, they went much better for the Yankees.
After blowing a two run lead in the ninth inning, Brett Gardner smacked a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th to give the Bombers a 4-3 win.
The win snapped the Tigers’ 12-game winning streak.
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Seth Fiegerman, CNN