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Alex Rodriguez hits 630th HR

Updated: April 13, 2012, 8:47 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez called Ken Griffey Jr. "a teammate, brother and mentor, all in one."

So that made it even more special when A-Rod tied his former Seattle Mariners teammate on Major League Baseball's home run list.

Leading off the bottom of the third inning, Rodriguez belted a first-pitch, 92-mph, four-seam fastball from Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ervin Santana over the wall in dead center field. It was his first homer of the season and 630th ...

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