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A-Rod Launches 3 Homers In Yankees Comeback Victory

(Gabe Rodriguez)

(Gabe Rodriguez)

Alex Rodriguez has never hit a home run at Target Field, but on Saturday he launched three moon shots to help lead the Yankees to an 8-5 comeback victory over the Minnesota Twins.

In his second at bat and the Yankees trailing 5-0, Rodriguez hit a 2-0 pitch over the left center field wall to put the Yankees on the board.

In the top of the seventh, A-Rod hit a two run home run on a line drive to center field scoring Chris Young, who doubled to open up the inning. The Yankees added two more runs in the inning to pull within 5-4.

In the top of the ninth, Rodriguez led off the inning with his 23rd homer of the season, another bomb over the center field fence to tie the game at 5-5. The Bronx Bombers then added three more runs to take an 8-5 lead.

A 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth from closer Andrew Miller secured the comeback victory and his 23rd save on the season.

Top Performers

Yankees
Alex Rodriguez – 3 for 4, 3 R, 3 HR, 4 RBI
Mark Teixeira – 2 for 4, Double, R
John Murphy – 1 for 4, HR, 3 RBI

Twins
Aaron Hicks – 2 for 5, 2 R, HR, 2 RBI
Torii Hunter – 1 for 4, R, HR, 3 RBI

 

 

 

David Conde

David Conde

Co-Founder/Executive Editor at Legends On Deck®
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