Bae-rod is back!
After a stellar performance on Tuesday by Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees beat the Minnesota Twins with a final score of 8-4.
Rodriguez hit a grand slam in the seventh inning that put the Yankees ahead at 5-4, breaking his batting slump at the perfect moment.
Rodriguez has had a rough time recently, especially after being suspended for the entire 2014 season, but it seems like this may be a turning point.
After 18 at-bats with no hits, and 72 at-bats with no home runs, this grand slam signaled the end of his drought and had the crowd roaring for A-rod. The athlete even came back out for a curtain call!
Tuesday’s grand slam is the 25th grand slam in A-rod’s career, and it actually broke the all-time grand slam record.
Of course, that record was already held by A-rod in the first place, but that may be even more impressive!
Originally (in September of 2013), Rodriguez beat Lou Gehrig’s all-time grand slam record when he hit his 24th grand slam in a Yankee game against the San Francisco Giants.
In a post-game interview on Tuesday, A-rod still seemed modest about his abilities. At 40-years-old (as of July), he commented on the crowd’s excitement, saying, “I told you early on, I thought those days were long gone.”
Honestly, we just hope that the Twins’ rookie pitcher, J.R. Graham, isn’t being too hard on himself. A-rod is a seasoned professional, after all!