NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 19:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees hits a home run as well as getting his 3000th career hit in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers during their game at Yankee Stadium on June 19, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

A-Rod Goes Yard For Number 3,000, Yankees Beat Tigers 7-2

Alex Rodriguez homered for his 3,000th career hit and smiled all the way around the bases as the New York Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 Friday night.


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Schmeelk: All Yankees Fans Cheering A-Rod’s Pursuit Of 3,000 Hits Are Phonies

I get that people love a redemption story. Man screws up, apologizes, reforms himself, and does well. But that’s not what A-Rod’s story is.


NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 18:   Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees flies out to end the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins during his first attempt at career hit number 3,000 on June 18, 2015 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

A-Rod Gets Hit No. 2,999; Yanks Complete 2-Game Sweep Of Marlins

Alex Rodriguez reached 2,999 hits with a pair of singles, and Carlos Beltran and Brett Gardner each had two-run homers, leading the New York Yankees to a 9-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.


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History On The Horizon As A-Rod Pulls Within 3 Hits Of 3,000

Alex Rodriguez is now three hits from 3,000 after going 2-for-2 in the Yankees’ 2-1 victory over the Marlins on Wednesday.


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Keidel: Maybe It’s Time To Forgive A-Rod, Even If We Can Never Forget

A-Rod’s journey from messiah to pariah is amply archived, his crimes and misdemeanors laid across every sports desk and chopped into microscopic bits.


Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan is hit by a pitch in the fifth inning against the Washington Nationals at Yankee Stadium on June 10, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Let Winning Streak Slip Away, Lose Miller To Forearm Injury

Denard Span had a run-scoring infield hit with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Washington Nationals snapped the New York Yankees’ seven-game winning streak with a 5-4 victory Wednesday.


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Palladino: Like It Or Not, A-Rod Belongs In The All-Star Discussion

With a tad over a month left before the July 14 All-Star Game, it is entirely legitimate to make the case that A-Rod should appear somewhere on that roster of American League reserves.


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Scout On A-Rod’s Smooth Swing: ‘He Just Looks Like He Doesn’t Give A S—‘

More than a quarter through the season, A-Rod has established himself as arguably the most feared hitter in the Yankees’ lineup.


Alex Rodriguez hits a three-run home run against Chris Young of the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on May 27, 2015. Rodriguez's blast gave him 1,995 RBIs, moving him past Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig on the all-time RBIs list. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Happy And Grateful, A-Rod Takes Place As AL’s RBI King

Alex Rodriguez is in a good place. He’s breaking records and, maybe more surprising, on solid footing with the Yankees.


The Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez, left, connects on a three-run home run during the third inning against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on May 27, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Pineda Gets Back On Track, Yankees Finish 3-Day Dominance Of Mighty Royals

Alex Rodriguez hit a three-run homer to break Lou Gehrig’s American League record for RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Wednesday to finish a three-game sweep.


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A-Rod’s 3-Run Homer Moves Him Past Ruth, Gehrig On All-Time RBIs List

Alex Rodriguez pulled off quite a power move on Wednesday.


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Rob Manfred Says Yanks Have Grounds To Not Pay A-Rod His Bonus

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said he thinks the Yankees have grounds not to pay Alex Rodriguez a $6 million marketing bonus for tying Willie Mays for fourth place on the career home-run list.


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Hal Steinbrenner On A-Rod: ‘He’s Been A Great Asset’

Now that Alex Rodriguez has more home runs than lawsuits, the Yankees are happy with him.


Alex Rodriguez in Washington, D.C.

PHOTOS: A-Rod Visits Capitol Hill, Meets And Greets Politicians

On Wednesday, ahead of the finale of the two-game series, Rodriguez spent some time with politicians in the nation’s capital.


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Sweeny: No DH, No A-Rod — Big Problem For Yankees?

Do the Yankees need A-Rod in the lineup as they begin a two-game series with the Nationals on Tuesday? You tell me. They’ve lost five out of six.