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Todd Helton

A-Rod homers on 40th birthday in Yankees' 6-2 win at Rangers

Alex Rodriguez had quite a 40th birthday bash. A-Rod became the fourth player in major league history to homer as a teen and in his 40s, marking his birthday by lining an opposite-field shot to right against his former team to help the New York Yankees beat the Texas Rangers 6-2 Monday night. "It's amazing, hitting one as a teenager and hitting one here today," Rodriguez said. "A lot has happened, and I'm just happy to be here." Ty Cobb, Rusty Staub and Gary Sheffield are the only other players to homer before turning 20 and then at age 40 or after, according to STATS. "It's remarkable what he's been able to do, and how good he was at such a...