Video: Alex Rodriguez slugs 656th career home run

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Watch as Alex Rodriguez takes O’s starter Bud Norris way yard Wednesday night in Baltimore …

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That’s the second home run of the season for A-Rod and the 656th home run of his career. If he stays healthy, it shouldn’t be long before the 39-year-old catches Willie Mays at 660 on the all-time home run leaderboard. Barry Bonds says he plans to celebrate that achievement. But the Yankees apparently do not.

Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement

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LOS ANGELES — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.

Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 9.88 ERA in three starts.

The Giants have recalled left-hander Andrew Suarez from their alternate training site, but Kapler said he hasn’t finalized a revised starting rotation.