Rodriguez ties Mays on homerun list

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Posted: May 02, 2015 12:36 AM

(Reuters) - Alex Rodriguez hit his 660th career home run on Friday to tie Willie Mays for fourth on Major League Baseball’s all-time list.

Rodriguez entered the game as a pinch-hitter and connected in the eighth inning at Boston’s Fenway Park on what was the game-winning blow in the New York Yankees’ 3-2 victory.

Rodriguez was greeted in the Yankees dugout with high-fives and hugs. The 39-year-old Rodriguez is playing his first season since being suspended for all of 2014 due to doping.

The home run triggered a $6 million bonus clause in A-Rod’s contract for career milestones, though there have been reports the Yankees may contest the payment.

(Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)