A-Rod Slams Yanks to Victory

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Alex Rodriguez pads his all-time record with his 25th career grand slam, giving the Yankees a 5-4 lead in the 7th inning at Yankee Stadium on August 18, 2015

Game 118 / 66-52 / 1st / +1G : The Minnesota Twins took a 3-1 lead in the top of the 7th, but the Yankees punched right back in the bottom of the inning with a monstrous grand-slam by Alex Rodriguez.

Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.

Yankees 8, Twins 4

“I’ve been stinking up the joint here for about three weeks now. hat one felt good. I know that with our bullpen, that means a lot.” ‐ Alex-Rodriguez  (h/t: Bryan Hoch / MLB.com)

MEMORY LANE : On today’s date in 1983, it was the continuation of the Pine Tar Game. Kansas City’s Hal McRae strikes out and Dan Quisenberry retires the Yankees in order in the bottom of the ninth to preserve Kansas City’s 5-4 victory. The conclusion takes just 12 minutes (and 16 pitches) and, as the only game scheduled at the Stadium, is witnessed by a crowd of 1,245 …

(h/t: Baseball-Reference.com, Today in Baseball History)

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