MLB: New York Yankees 6, Atlanta 4

June 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM

ATLANTA, June 12 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez belted a game-tying grand slam and Nick Swisher added a go-ahead blast Tuesday in the New York Yankees' 6-4 interleague win over Atlanta.

Trailing 4-0 in the eighth, New York loaded the bases with one out against Jonny Venters (3-3) and Rodriguez followed by lining a 3-2 pitch into the stands in the left-field corner.

The slam was the 23rd of Rodriguez's career, tying him with Yankees great Lou Gehrig for the most bases-loaded homers all-time.

Robinson Cano followed with a single, chasing Venters. Cory Gearrin relieved and Swisher then connected on a long blast to right for the decisive blow, handing New York its seventh win in nine June games.

The rally made a winner of CC Sabathia (8-3), who recovered from a shaky start for the victory, yielding four runs on 10 hits over seven innings. The Yankees ace walked two and fanned six.

Matt Diaz stroked a bases-clearing double for Atlanta, which dropped the opener of a three-game interleague set.

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