A-Rod goes moon

April, 20, 2012
4/20/12
4:52
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Alex Rodriguez just hit Clay Buchholz's first pitch of the fifth inning so high and far it probably burned up on re-entry. The Yankees' fourth solo HR of the day sailed over the left-field bleachers and out into the street to increase the lead to 5-1. It was also HR No. 631 for A-Rod, moving him ahead of Ken Griffey Jr. for sole possession of fifth place on the all-time list, behind Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
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OTHER LEADERS
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RBIB. McCann 75
RB. Gardner 87
OPSB. Gardner .749
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