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Alex Rodriguez hits a sac fly to score Brett Gardner in Oakland on May 28, 2015 for his 1,996th career RBI

Game 48 / 25-23 / 1st / +1G : While mere minutes on the 80 Freeway from CC Sabathia‘s hometown of Vallejo, Oakland has not been kind to the Big Man, in whatever they’re calling this stadium now.

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

A’s 5, Yankees 4

  • Alex Rodriguez  A-Rod’s sac fly to center plating Brett Gardner in the 5th inning was the 1,996th of his career, tying him with Barry Bonds for second place on the all-time list — according to Elias, that is.. Hammerin’ Hank Aaron is comfortably in first with 2,297 RBI.

Because RBIs became an official Major League statistic in 1920, Elias’ tally begins at that date. Due to the uncertain nature of record keeping in the early part of the 20th century, some discrepancies may exist between the stats provided today by different historical data providers.

MLB.com utilizes different statistics than Elias. By MLB.com’s count, Rodriguez is now tied with Bonds for third on the all-time RBI list behind Aaron (2,297) and Ruth (2,213).

  • Brian McCann If you haven’t been paying attention, McCann’s blast to right in the top of the 2nd inning was his first road home run of the season. This is turning into the first-half Yankee fans were expecting/hoping for from McCann last year.

“He’s got a long way to go to catch the next guy, Hammering Hank, but he’s passed a lot of guys lately.” ‐ Joe Girardi on A-Rod  

FOOTNOTES : Injury Updates — Bryan Hoch (mlb.com) reports that Masahiro Tanaka may start in Seattle on Tuesday or Wednesday against the Mariners. Tanaka has been sidelined since April 27th after being diagnosed with tendinitis in his right wrist and a strained forearm.


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