6hRandy Jennings, Special to ESPN.com

Rapid Reaction: Yankees 6, Rangers 2

Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday to help the New York Yankees to a 6-2 victory over the Texas Rangers.

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A-Rod, Yankees rally past Rangers (3:47)
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A-Rod, Yankees continue to stay hot (1:27)
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A-Rod hits another home run on his birthday (2:19)
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A-Rod powers Yankees on 40th birthday

Alex Rodriguez hit a major-league record 6th career HR on his birthday, while Didi Gregorius went 3-for-4 with a HR and 4 RBIs in New York's 6-2 win over the Rangers. Box score

Leonys Martin has Mark Teixeira's number

The Rangers CF stole a potential homer off the Yankees 1B in the second, and then he threw him out at the plate in the 8th. However, New York has a 6-2 lead. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Shawn Tolleson OK after collision

The Rangers closer is in the bullpen and available tonight vs. the Yankees after colliding with fellow reliever Keone Kela while shagging balls during batting practice. The Yanks lead 6-2 in the 8th. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Birthday boy smacks a solo HR (0:19)
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A-Rod sets birthday HR record

Alex Rodriguez is celebrating his 40th birthday in style, as he hit a shot into right field for his 24th HR of the season to give the Yankees a 4-2 lead over the Rangers. He now has 6 career HRs on his birthday, most all time. Follow live

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Gregorius smacks a two-run home run (0:18)

Yankees grab lead on Rangers

New York answered Texas quickly, as Didi Gregorious tied the score with a 2-run HR in the 3rd and Chris Young broke the deadlock with a sacrifice fly. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

Rangers jump out first against Yankees

Texas scored 2 runs in the 2nd inning off Ivan Nova on RBIs from Elvis Andrus and Leonys Martin, who earlier robbed Mark Teixeira of a homer. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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Martin robs Teixeira of a HR (0:19)
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10hAndrew Marchand

Alex Rodriguez on turning 40

With his 40th birthday happening on Monday, New York Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez shared his thoughts on reaching the milestone age.

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Watch: Yankees-Rangers on ESPN

Alex Rodriguez and Prince Fielder are the favorites for Comeback Player of the Year. See them slug it out tonight in Arlington. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN

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11hRandy Jennings

Game 98: Yankees (55-42) at Rangers (47-50)

Brendan Ryan makes his sixth start of the season and his third at second base, and Alex Rodriguez returns to the lineup after a day off.

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Le Batard: George Foreman on Hulk Hogan

Dan & Stugotz with more on Hulk Hogan, ask if ARod is still using PED's & the funniest thing from the weekend. Plus they are joined by George Foreman and Stu on NFL fines.

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Where will A-Rod land?

Alex Rodriguez is on pace for 38 HRs this season, which would put him at 692 at year's end. Looking beyond, ESPN's ZiPS projection system gives him a 90% chance to reach 700 but just a 19% chance to eclipse Barry Bonds' all-time record of 762.

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How believable is New York's poker face?

GM Brian Cashman has said that no prospects are off limits, so it's hard to imagine the Yankees standing pat at the deadline. The Yankees could contend for the World Series. Who will they deal to help get there? Updated deadline preview (Insider)

Comeback candidates face off on ESPN

Prince Fielder and Alex Rodriguez, two favorites for MLB Comeback Player of the Year, play each other tonight at 8 p.m. ET.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs4562nd
Batting Average.25510th
On Base Percentage.3229th
Slugging Percentage.4303rd
Earned Run Average3.9120th
Quality Starts4225th
WHIP1.2513th
BAA.25117th

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