Alex Rodriguez knocks in 1,997th career run, moves into second place all-time


Alex Rodriguez boosted the Yankees’ lead to 5-0 with an RBI single in the fifth inning of Friday’s game against the Angels. It’s the 1,997th run he has knocked in during his 21-year career, breaking a tie with Barry Bonds to move into sole possession of second place all-time.

Rodriguez, 39, trails only Hank Aaron (2,297) according to Major League Baseball. He would have to play through age 42 or 43 to pass Ruth and Aaron most likely, which doesn’t seem very probable.

This season, Rodriguez is batting .284/.374/.530 with 11 home runs and 28 RBI.

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MLB’s record keeping is different than Baseball Reference’s. According to this page, Rodriguez is in third place all-time. Cap Anson is 11th with 1,879 runs batted in on that list. Baseball Reference has Rodriguez trailing Anson (2,075), Babe Ruth (2,214), and Aaron.

Houston’s Yordan Alvarez leaves game with ankle discomfort

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HOUSTON — Houston slugger Yordan Alvarez left the Astros’ game against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.

Alvarez, who is tied for second in the American League with 37 home runs, rolled his ankle running out of the box on a single in the first inning.

He looked to be in some pain as he jogged to first base and was checked on briefly by manager Dusty Baker and a trainer before remaining in the game. Serving as the designated hitter, he struck out in the third inning before being replaced by pinch-hitter David Hensley for his at-bat in the fifth.