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In the top of the ninth inning in Minnesota, Alex Rodriguez smashes a home run to propel his New York Yankees to the 8-5 victory.

C.C. Sabathia couldn’t keep his solid pitching rolling on Saturday night. By the end of the third inning, the Minnesota Twins had plated five runs on the 35-year old lefty.

But alas, Alex Rodriguez came to save the day.

A-Rod blasted three home runs for a total of four runs batted in on the night in helping propel the New York Yankees to an 8-5 victory.

The other hero for the Yanks came from behind the plate, and no, it wasn’t Brian McCann.

With the game knotted up at five-all in the top of the ninth, John Ryan Murphy walked up to the plate with two men on and one out. He decided to hit a three run shot off Twins closer Glen Perkins to give the Yanks a lead Andrew Miller wouldn’t relinquish.

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Founder of Elite Sports NY — Formerly of FanSided — Jets, Rangers, Knicks, Yankees, Mets, Giants — Has interviewed the likes of Rob Dyrdek, Michael Waltrip and Dominique Wilkins and has seen his work shared on major publications such as Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, Yahoo Sports, and Yardbarker.

Born as a New York Sports Fan, something unexplainable in his blood that’ll never be shaken. Remembers the Kevin Maas days, the Yankees on MSG, the Bruce Coslet era, and the Spring of ’94.

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