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Rodriguez Hits Go-ahead HR In 7th, Yankees Beat Mariners

Rodriguez Hits Go-ahead HR In 7th, Yankees Beat Mariners

NEW YORK (AP) — A little rest went a long way for Alex Rodriguez. Rodriguez returned from the All-Star break with a boom, hitting a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning as the New York Yankees overcame two homers by Kyle Seager to beat the Seattle Mariners 4-3 Friday night. Left off the AL All-Star team, A-Rod hit his 19th homer of the season and 673rd of his career. He connected 10 days before his 40th birthday. "I'm rested, I'm healthy," he said. Rodriguez appeared on the ESPYs awards show in Los Angeles during the four-day layoff, and quickly got back into the swing. "Alex has that ability," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "Gets...

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