BASEBALL — 13 June 2012

New York Yankees‘ slugger Alex Rodriguez smashed his 23rd career grand slam last night, matching Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig’s record.

The New York Yankees scored six runs in the eighth inning to make it a 6-4 Yankees ball game. Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer just two batters after A-Rod hit his grand slam.

Check out a fan’s video of A-Rod‘s historic grand slam below:

“It means a lot,” Rodriguez said. “It’s very special. This game is very, very difficult. If you’re not going to enjoy these great moments, then it’s not any fun. Lou Gehrig is not only one of the all-time greats, but he’s one of ours.”

“I almost felt like it was a swing for the team,” Rodriguez said. “I felt like everybody needed that hit. We’ve all been waiting for it, but it definitely feels good to pick up our big man CC and to give our team a win.”

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