(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)