Alex Rodriguez had a huge moment Tuesday night in the New York Yankees’ 6-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
A-Rod hit his 23rd career grand slam in the eighth inning, tying Lou Gehrig on the all-time list. It would also tie up the ball game, which led to New York’s victory. It was also Rodriguez’s 10th home run of the season. He now has 639 homers for his career.
“It means a lot,” Rodriguez said after the game. “It’s very special. This game is very, very difficult. If you’re not going to enjoy these great moments, then it’s not any fun. Lou Gehrig is not only one of the all-time greats, but he’s one of ours.”
Yankees GM Joe Girardi was also fascinated by the performance.
“It’s hard to fathom what he’s been able to do in his career,” Girardi said. “To be mentioned with Lou Gehrig, that’s special.”
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