Alex Rodriguez hits 650th home run
Yankees third baseman -- and everyone's favorite baseball player -- Alex Rodriguez hit his third home run of the season Monday night, and it was the 650th of his career.
Opposite field HR for ARod, his 3rd in 68 ABs, #650 career, 10 shy of tying Willie Mays. #Bonu$— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) August 27, 2013
It was an opposite-field home run, and came off of R.A. Dickey, who gives up home runs almost exclusively. Only Oakland's A.J. Griffin (30) has allowed more home runs than Dickey this season, who's given up 29, tied with Joe Blanton.
Rodriguez enjoys hitting against Dickey -- he has eight hits in 18 career at-bats against him.
Rodriguez has also been productive against the Blue Jays. Heading into Monday night, Rodriguez has hit .284/.372/.535 in 214 games against Toronto, with 54 home runs and 169 RBI. He has a .984 OPS at the Rogers Centre, with 34 home runs and 94 RBI.