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April 13, 2012

A-Rod Joins Griffey on All-Time List

Alex Rodriguez started the season sixth on the all-time home run list.  And with one swing of the bat, the New York Yankees star tied his former teammate Ken Griffey Jr. with 630 career bombs.

A-Rod took Los Angeles Angels starter Ervin Santana deep in the third inning of the Yankees home opener Friday.  It was his first of the young season.

Rodriguez now trails Barry Bonds (762 home runs), Hank Aaron (755), Babe Ruth (714) and Willie Mays (660) on the all-time list.

Of Rodriguez's homers, 285 have been hit in Yankees pinstripes. The three-time MVP had 189 with the Seattle Mariners and 156 with the Texas Rangers. Only Reggie Jackson and Darrell Evans have hit 100 or more home runs with three different teams.

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