A-Rod Hits #599 As The Yankees Roll On

NEW YORK (AP) – Alex Rodriguez hit his 599th home run, Derek

Jeter had an inside-the-park shot and the New York Yankees beat the

Kansas City Royals 10-4 Thursday on another strange night in the


Jorge Posada had a go-ahead double and a bizarre throwing error

that cost New York a run and put Yuniesky Betancourt on second

after striking out. But the Yankees rebounded with enough offense

to help CC Sabathia (13-3) win his ninth straight decision.

Rodriguez hit a solo homer to right field in the seventh inning,

putting New York ahead 6-4 and leaving him one shy of becoming the

seventh major league player to reach 600.


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