A-Rod records first extra-base hit during rehab game

07/14/2013 5:01 PM ET
By The Associated Press

Rodriguez went 1-for-3 in the eighth game of his Minor League rehab assignment.(AP)
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez had a run-scoring double and two RBIs for Class A Tampa on Sunday, his first extra-base hit during a Minor League rehabilitation assignment.

Rodriguez was 1-for-3 with a walk as the designated hitter against Bradenton. Coming back from hip surgery in January, he is scheduled to join Double-A Trenton for Monday's Eastern League game at Reading in Pennsylvania.

A-Rod is 3 for 21 (.143) with three RBIs and six strikeouts during his injury rehabilitation assignment. He drove in a run during the fifth with a double to the base of the center-field fence at Steinbrenner Field.

Rodriguez was credited with a second RBI on an unusual fielder's choice. Right fielder Willy Garcia dropped A-Rod's fly ball with two on, then threw to second for a forceout as the other runner scored from second base.

Rodriguez drew a first-inning walk and struck out on a foul tip that ended the third.

A-Rod has played eight games for Tampa and Charleston, both Class A clubs. His rehab assignment can extend through July 21.

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