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MLB: NY Yankees 16, Kansas City 8

Aug. 4, 2007 at 6:07 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez hit career home run No. 500 Saturday as the New York Yankees outslugged the Kansas City Royals, 16-8.

Rodriguez, who turned 32 on July 27, surpassed Jimmie Foxx as the youngest player to reach 500 home runs.

Rodriguez wound up 3-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored. He became the first player in MLB history to have at least 35 home runs, 100 runs scored and 100 RBI in 10 straight seasons.

Robinson Cano was 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored while Wilson Betemit added three hits and three RBI for the Yankees.

Phil Hughes gave up six runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings. Mike Myers (3-0) got the win.

David DeJesus hit a two-run home run and had three RBI and Ross Gload was 3-for-4 with three RBI for the Royals, who have lost four of their last five games.

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