New York Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez had a sacrifice fly to right field in the sixth inning Monday – putting him into the history books in the process.
The fly ball scored Nick Swisher from third and gave Rodriguez 100 RBIs for the 14th time, giving him more seasons of 100 RBIs than anyone else in Major League history. He broke a four-way tie with Hall of Famers Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Jimmie Foxx. It was also the 13th season in a row that Rodriguez has driving in 100 runs.
Rodriguez’s accomplishment is, in some fans’ eyes, diminished by his admission of taking steroids earlier in his career.
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