Boos, not hits, keep comin' for Berkman

Struggling newcomer finally makes good contact -- and nails A-Rod in batting practice

Updated: August 7, 2010, 11:56 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Here is Lance Berkman's Saturday in a nutshell: a walk, a strikeout, two groundouts and a batting-practice knockout.

Berkman's tough day at the office started well before the first pitch. During batting practice, he drilled a line drive to third base that hit Alex Rodriguez in the left shin and knocked him out of the lineup. Berkman apologized to Rodriguez as he walked off the field and was equally contrite when discussing the incident in the clubhouse before the game.

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