Alex Rodriguez sets MLB grand slam record
NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez has hit his 24th career grand slam, breaking a tie with Lou Gehrig for most in Major League Baseball history.
The Yankees’ Rodriguez connected off San Francisco Giants reliever George Kontos with two outs in the seventh inning Friday, sending a drive to right-center field that gave New York a 5-1 lead.
It was Rodriguez’s 14th slam with the Yankees, moving him one past Joe DiMaggio for second place on the team’s all-time list.
The homerun was the 654th of Rodriguez’s career. He is six homers behind Willie Mays for fourth on the MLB all-time list.
Rodriguez is continuing to play while he appeals a 211-game suspension that stemmed from Major League Baseball’s investigation into the now-closed Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs to players.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94