Alex Rodriguez sets MLB grand slam record

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11:23 AM September 21st, 2013

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September 21st, 2013 11:23 AM

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez flips his bat after hitting a grand slam during the seventh inning of an interleague baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Yankee Stadium in New York. AP

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.

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