Yankees' Alex Rodriguez hits 23rd grand slam, tying Lou Gehrig's record

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Wednesday June 13th, 2012

It's not the home run record that many predicted he would break, but New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam home run on Thursday night, tying former Yankees great Lou Gehrig's major league record.

A-Rod's eighth-inning blast came on a full count off Atlanta Brave lefty reliever Jonny Venters, who entered the game just two batters earlier.

The homer was the 639th of Rodriguez's career, leaving him 123 behind Barry Bonds' career record of 762.

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