A-Rod Crushes 661st HR

Bronx, New York  5/07/15 Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run during the third inning for his 661 home run of his career passing Willie Mays on the MLB All-Time home run list in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on May 7, 2015  (Paul J. Bereswill)

Bronx, New York 5/07/15 Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run during the third inning for his 661 home run of his career passing Willie Mays on the MLB All-Time home run list in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on May 7, 2015 (Paul J. Bereswill)

What a great night in the MLB last night.

Alex Rodriguez crushed his 661st career home run last night, passing Willie Mays on the MLB home run list, leading the Yankees to a 4-3 win over the Orioles. The Diamondbacks absolutely crushed the Padres in an 11-0 shutout behind solid pitching from Rubby De Le Rosa and some great offense from the team – including a club record-tying 8 doubles, as well as 2 HRs.  Tuffy Gosewich had 3 doubles and plated 4 runs by himself.  The Dodgers had a day against the Brewers, beating them 14-4 behind some excellent offense led by Yasmani Grandal who had 2 home runs and drove in a league high 8 RBI’s. The Marlins defeated the Giants 7-2 thanks to not only a solid pitching outing from Dan Haren, but also solid offense from the pitcher who had 2 hits, 2 RBI’s, and scored 2 runs. John Lackey also had a great night pitching last night, and also helped his own cause offensively, leading the Cardinals to a 5-1 win over the Cubs.

The Royals took down the Indians 7-4 after a 3 run homer from Eric Hosmer led to a 4 run 1st inning. The Tigers were able to defeat the White Sox 4-1 avoiding the sweep, thanks to solid pitching from Kyle Lobstein.  The Pirates offense was in full swing, with 11 hits to end a 5 game losing streak, defeating the Reds 7-2, behind solid pitching from AJ Burnett who picked up his first win of the season. The Rangers were able to hold on to the lead to defeat the Rays 5-4, led by solid offense from Elvis Andrus and Prince Fielder. The Astros, down 2-0, battled back in the top of the 9th to defeat the Angels 3-2.  The Twins were able to defeat the Athletics in a close 6-5 win behind the bats of Eddie Rosario and Eduardo Escobar with 2 RBI’s each.

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