TORONTO -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 537th career home run during today's game in Toronto, moving New York's third baseman past former Yankee great Mickey Mantle into sole possession of 13th place on the career list.
Rodriguez drove a 3-2 pitch off the left field foul pole leading
off the fourth inning against Blue Jays left-hander Brian Tallet.
His 19th homer of the season gave the Yankees a 9-4 lead.
The home run was Rodriguez's 192nd as a Yankee, tying him with
Tino Martinez for 15th place on the team's career list.
Rodriguez tied Mantle last Sunday with a solo home run in New
York's 5-4, 10-inning victory over Boston.
Rodriguez has 47 career home runs against Toronto, his
second-highest total against any opponent. He has hit 58 homers
against the Los Angeles Angels.
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