New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez reacts after flying out during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
Bill Kostroun
April 09, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Alex Rodriguez has hit his first home run since serving a yearlong drug suspension.

The three-time MVP connected Thursday night off Toronto Blue Jays rookie Daniel Norris, leading off the sixth inning by launching a high fastball deep into the left-field seats for his 655th career homer.

Rodriguez, moved up to second in the New York Yankees' lineup against a lefty, tossed his bat aside and rounded the bases without any fanfare, though the drive invigorated a small crowd on a cold night at Yankee Stadium.

It was A-Rod's first home run since Sept. 20, 2013, against San Francisco reliever George Kontos. The slugger ranks fifth on the career list, five behind Willie Mays.

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HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)