MLB: New York Yankees 5, San Francisco 1

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Alex Rodriguez became baseball's all-time grand slam leader Friday, connecting on the 24th of his career to lead the New York Yankees over San Francisco 5-1.

Rodriguez, playing this year only because he has appealed a four-month suspension, hit his blast in the seventh inning to break a 1-1 tie. It was his seventh home run in an abbreviated season.


He moved into first place on the major league grand slam list, breaking a tie with famed New York slugger Lou Gehrig.

The Yankees won for only the second time in seven games, a stretch that pushed them 3 1/2 games out of a wild card position at the start of the night.

New York loaded the bases on a single, a hit batsman and a walk in the seventh and Rodriguez came through with a two-out blast to right.

Tim Lincecum (10-14) filled the bases before George Kontos served up the home run.

CC Sabathia (14-13) allowed seven hits through seven innings but held the Giants to one run to claim the victory.


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