A-Rod elated in grand scheme of things

Twins pitched around Tex to get to Rodriguez, who answered with game-changing slam

Updated: May 15, 2010, 4:09 PM ET
By Andrew Marchand | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- It was the CliffsNotes version of the 2009 Alex Rodriguez Story.

First he was disrespected, then he was elated. On Friday night, it was condensed into a 10-minute window in front of 45,195.

It ended with A-Rod, his arm raised at first base, screaming after he nailed the go-ahead seventh-inning grand slam that, if it weren't so humid, would have felt as if it were torn out of the October 2009 storybook.

After struggling to go deep all season, it ...

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