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A-Rod sets career grand slam record with 24

Seventh-inning slam moves Rodriguez past Lou Gehrig
09/20/2013 10:34 PM ET
By The Associated Press

Alex Rodriguez rounds first base after his grand slam in the seventh inning on Friday night.(AP)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez has hit his 24th career grand slam, breaking a tie with Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for most in major league history.

New York's designated hitter connected off Giants reliever George Kontos with two outs in the seventh inning Friday night, sending a drive the opposite way to right-center that gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead.

It was A-Rod's 14th slam with the Yankees, snapping a tie with Joe DiMaggio for second place on the team's list.

The long ball was the 654th of Rodriguez's career. He is six homers behind Willie Mays for fourth all-time.

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