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Birth will 'probably be in November'

NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez will soon need to make one more
adjustment in his life -- to becoming a dad.

After Tuesday night's 8-7 win over Baltimore, the New York Yankees third baseman said he and his wife, Cynthia, are expecting their first child this fall.

"We're very excited. It'll probably be in November, late in the
month," Rodriguez said.

The AL MVP said the couple would likely find out in a month
whether they will have a boy or girl.

The pregnancy was first reported by People magazine on its Web
site.

Rodriguez has spent the season learning how to play third after
Texas traded the All-Star shortstop to the Yankees last winter.

Baseball's highest-paid player has reached base safely in 39
straight games, the longest streak of his career and the longest
string in the majors this season. He is hitting .294 with a
team-leading 12 home runs, and he has 29 RBI.

Rodriguez, 29 next month, and his wife were married in November
2002.