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Alex Rodriguez hits 661st career home run, passes Willie Mays for fourth on all-time list

Baltimore Orioles v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees waves to the crowd after hitting his 661st home run against Chris Tillman #30 of the Baltimore Orioles in the third inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 7, 2015 in New York City. Rodriguez passed Willy Mays for fourth most home runs in Major League Baseball. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Alex Rodriguez now stands alone in fourth place on baseball’s all-time home run list.

Rodriguez launched a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning tonight against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman. It was his 661st career home run, passing Willie Mays on the all-time list. The feat was acknowledged on the scoreboard at Yankee Stadium and Rodriguez received a curtain call from the fans after returning to the dugout. Perhaps the Yankees could successfully market this accomplishment after all? Just a thought.

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Rodriguez nearly passed Mays in the bottom of the first inning, but he was robbed of a three-run homer by Delmon Young in right field. I promise you are reading that correctly.

Rodriguez is now looking up at Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755), and Barry Bonds (762) on MLB’s all-time list.

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