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A-Rod sitting pretty

9/9/2010

Alex Rodriguez hit home run No. 599 Thursday in the Yankees' 10-4 win over Kansas City. Chances are, A-Rod reaches the big milestone Friday.

Among all pitchers Rodriguez has faced at least 10 times, his best career OPS (2.557) is against Brian Bannister - Kansas City's starter Friday. Rodriguez has three HR in 10 career plate appearances vs. Bannister. The rest of A-Rod's personal top-4 is Joe Blanton (2.299), Jeremy Affeldt (2.227) and Kenny Rogers (2.046).