Career home runs for the Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, tying Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time list. Rodriguez's milestone homer came last Friday in Boston. Based on his career rates of one home run every 15 at bats and 3.8 at bats per game played, here's how many ABs it will take A-Rod, 39, to reach the three players in front of him, and the approximate time he'd get there if he remains in the lineup:
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May 11, 2015
1,530 ABs to Barry Bonds's 762
1,425 ABs to Henry Aaron's 755
810 ABs to Babe Ruth's 714
A-ROD'S AT BATS
Years since a major league baseball game ended when a base runner was hit by a ball in play, until it happened twice on Saturday, ending the Giants' win over the Angels and the Dodgers' win against the Diamondbacks.
Consecutive New York Rangers playoff games decided by one goal, through Saturday's 3--2 win against the Capitals, the most in NHL history. The streak began during last year's Stanley Cup finals, which New York lost to the Kings.
Age of Nate Boyer, a long snapper from the University of Texas who was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seahawks. Boyer spent six years in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan each of the past two summers.
THEY SAID IT
Rams running back on Twitter after the team selected RB Todd Gurley with the 10th pick. Stacy was traded to the Jets two days later.