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Alex Rodriguez HR in 1st rehab at-bat

Updated: August 13, 2011, 1:43 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo and Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Say this much for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez: The man knows how to make an entrance.

Rodriguez hit a solo home run in the first at-bat of his first rehab game in Tampa, Fla., on Friday night.

"For me, the home run meant a little bit more than a home run just because the last several weeks I was playing in New York I wasn't able to drive the ball," Rodriguez said. "I probably didn't hit a home run for like, over 70 at-bats."

Rodriguez, batting third as the designated ...

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