Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A-Rod obliges crowd with curtain call after 25th career grand slam (VIDEO)

Alex Rodriguez had talked in recent days about feeling lousy at the plate, citing his 7-for-53 slump through 14 games in August as "stinking up the joint."

But when his team needed him most Tuesday night, down three runs with only eight outs to go, A-Rod did what he does best and delivered one of his biggest hits of his remarkable comeback season.

With one mighty swing of the bat, Rodriguez hit the 25th grand slam of his career turning a three-run deficit into a one-run lead as the Yankees went on to an 8-4 victory over the Twins.

In return, the electrified Yankee Stadium crowd gave the slugger a robust curtain call.
The seventh-inning home run was A-Rod's first since he went deep on his 40th birthday back on July 27. 

“I certainly felt great,” he said later. “A home run feels great; a grand slam feels pretty awesome — especially to do it late and to help us win a game.”

The victory was the Yankees’ fifth in the past six games, keeping them in sole possession of first place in the AL East over the Toronto Blue Jays.

It smells like victory in the Bronx now.

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