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So to review: Alex Rodriguez needs 45 more hits for 3,000 in his career; 18 more RBI for 2,000; one more homer for 660.

A first for A-Rod in the Bronx
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Alex Rodriguez's first-inning homer traveled 382 feet and is his only HR at Yankee Stadium this season. He is 2-for-2 with 2 RBI tonight. Watch live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Mauer powers Twins past M's in 11
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Joe Mauer drove in three runs, including a two-run triple with two outs in the 11th inning to lift the Twins to a 4-2 win against the Mariners.

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Granderson hits leadoff home run

It took one batter and 9 pitches for the Mets to score as Curtis Granderson smashed a homer 394 feet to lead off the 1st inning in the Bronx.

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A-Rod moves closer to the money

A-Rod moved one home run away from tying Willie Mays with his 659th career blast and fifth this season. If he ties Mays, that forces the Yankees to pay him a $6M bonus (which the Yankees will likely fight).

Grand in the Bronx
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Curtis Granderson's lead-off homer in the first inning was his first HR this season. He has 3 HR in 5 games at Yankee Stadium in the last 2 seasons

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Pirates sweep Diamondbacks

Francisco Liriano fanned seven in 6 2/3 innings in a combined three-hitter, Pedro Alvarez drove in 2 runs and the Pirates dominated the D-backs in an 8-0 win.

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Astros hold off A's for the sweep

Evan Gattis recorded a game-winning RBI double in the 9th inning to extend the Astros' win streak to 3 with a 7-6 victory over the A's.

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Sunday Night Baseball: Subway Series

The Mets' Jon Niese needs to have a good first inning in the rubber game against the Yankees, says BBTN's Doug Glanville: "If he can ... get off to a good start, he's pitched really well once he gets his rhythm." Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Final: Rangers 5, Angels 4
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Leonys Martin picked a great time for his 1st HR of the season. The light-hitting center fielder led off the top of the 11th with a solo homer to help lead the Rangers to the extra-innings win. Box score

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