Back in 2007 after Alex Rodriguez signed his new contract, nights like this were supposed to be memorable, money making moments for the New York Yankees. Fast forward six years later and it’s met with a shrug and question marks. Rodriguez set the all-time record for grand slams tonight, passing Lou Gehrig with his 24th, as the Yankees beat the San Francisco Giants by a score of 5-1.
The Yankees jumped out to a 1-0 lead of Tim Lincecum in the second, when Alfonso Soriano led off the inning with his 33rd homer of the year. The Giants came right back and tied the game off CC Sabathia in the top of the third. Brandon Crawford led off with a walk, went to second on a groundout, and scored on Juan Perez‘s double.
The game stayed that way until the seventh. Eduardo Nunez led off the inning with a single and stole second. Brendan Ryan walked and Ichiro Suzuki was hit by a pitch to load the bases. That set the stage for A-Rod’s grand slam of George Kontos to give the Yanks the lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
YGY Player Of The Game: Rodriguez