Alex Rodriguez Hits First Homer Since 2013 For Yankees Vs. Blue Jays (Video)


NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez has hit his first home run since serving a yearlong drug suspension.

The three-time MVP connected Thursday night off Toronto Blue Jays rookie Daniel Norris, leading off the sixth inning by launching a high fastball deep into the left-field seats for his 655th career homer.

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Rodriguez, moved up to second in the New York Yankees’ lineup against a lefty, tossed his bat aside and rounded the bases without any fanfare, though the drive invigorated a small crowd on a cold night at Yankee Stadium.

It was A-Rod’s first home run since Sept. 20, 2013, against San Francisco reliever George Kontos. The slugger ranks fifth on the career list, five behind Willie Mays.

The Blue Jays won 6-3.

Thumbnail photo via Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports Images

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