Alex Rodriguez hits three homers as Yankees beat the Twins

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Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in Saturday’s win against the Twins. His first put the Yankees on the board in a 5-1 deficit in the fourth inning against Tommy Milone. The next was a two-run shot off of Milone in the seventh, making it a 5-3 game. In the ninth, he clubbed number three to tie the game at 5-5 in the ninth off of closer Glen Perkins.

It’s the fifth three-homer game of Rodriguez’s career and his first since 2010, and his third as a member of the Yankees. Per ESPN Stats & Info, he joins Lou Gehrig (four) and Joe DiMaggio (three) as the only Yankees with at least three three-homer games. Also per ESPN Stats & Info, he’s the fifth-oldest to register a three-homer game at 39 years and 363 days.

Rodriguez, 39, is batting .277/.375/.539 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI this season. He’s on pace to register his first 30-homer season since 2010.

Watch Rodriguez’s game-tying home run in the ninth, his third of the game:

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