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New York Yankees’ designated hitter, Alex Rodriguez, broke out of his frustrating slump in the most appropriate fashion.
Coming into today’s game against the Seattle Mariners, A-Rod was coming off a game in which he went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts which lowering his batting average to .100.
He was also stuck in the mud as he was 0-for-19 resulting in a move to the number six hole in the lineup. That move to the six spot looks like a genius move by manager Joe Girardi.
In the bottom of the second inning with the Yankees trailing 1-0, Rodriguez turned on a Hisashi Iwakuma fastball and sent it into the seats in left.
It was not only a much-needed boost for the 40-year old slugger, but it gave the Yankees, who are currently experiencing a four-game losing streak, a 2-1 lead.
Two of A-Rod’s four hits of 2016 have come via the long ball.