Rodriguez homers again, Yankees win 7th straight
2009-05-20 02:22:15 GMT2009-05-20 10:22:15 (Beijing Time)
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hits a two-run home run in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles in a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, May 19, 2009. (Agencies)
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez fields a hard grounder down the line by Baltimore Orioles' Robert Andino, before throwing him out at first base in the third inning of a baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, May 19, 2009.(Agencies)
New York Yankees on-deck batter Nick Swisher (33) greets teammate Alex Rodriguez at the plate after Rodriguez's first inning solo home run off Minnesota Twins starter Glen Perkins in their baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, May 18, 2009.(Agencies)
NEW YORK – Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira launched more long home runs, CC Sabathia dominated into the late innings and the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 Tuesday night for their seventh win in a row.
Rodriguez homered for the fourth straight game, connecting for a two-run shot in the first inning. It was the 558th of his career, putting him five behind Reggie Jackson for 11th place on the all-time list — before the game, A-Rod and Mr. October visited in the clubhouse.
Ahead 2-1 in the seventh, the Yankees broke it open with a seven-run burst. Teixeira highlighted it with his fourth homer in four games. The Yankees last won seven straight in September.