A-Rod slays Sox hopes with one swing

Rodriguez's 588th career homer sets stage for Yankees' dramatic comeback victory

Updated: May 18, 2010, 11:36 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- With the ball streaking like a comet across the black Bronx night, making Yankee Stadium quake like the old place always did, Alex Rodriguez flipped his bat, shot a look-at-me-now stare into the home dugout, and left this baffling question in his wake:

Why did he ever feel compelled to use "boli" in the first place?

Rodriguez was never a slugger who needed to wage a war of back-room pharmacology. Naturally big and fast, born with an innate ability to get the ...

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