Alex Rodriguez hits 661st career home run, passes Willie Mays for fourth on all-time list

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Alex Rodriguez now stands alone in fourth place on baseball’s all-time home run list.

Rodriguez launched a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning tonight against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman. It was his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list. The feat was acknowledged on the scoreboard at Yankee Stadium and Rodriguez received a curtain call from the fans after returning to the dugout. Perhaps the Yankees could successfully market this accomplishment after all? Just a thought.

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Rodriguez nearly passed Mays in the bottom of the first inning, but he was robbed of a three-run homer by Delmon Young in right field. I promise you are reading that correctly.

Rodriguez is now looking up at Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755), and Barry Bonds (762) on MLB’s all-time list.