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

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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.