A-Rod hits career home run No. 598

Updated: July 18, 2010, 6:30 PM ET
By Ian Begley | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is now just two homers shy of joining the 600 Club.

Rodriguez ended a streak of 27 at-bats without a home run when he drilled Andy Sonnanstine's 84-mph slider deep into the Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen in left-center field to lead off the seventh inning of the Yankees' 9-5 win over the Rays on Sunday.

It was Rodriguez's 15th homer of the season and the 598th of his career. A-Rod would be just the seventh hitter to ...

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