New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez blasted his 661st career home run Thursday, breaking Willie Mays’ record for the fourth spot on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list. The landmark hit came at the bottom of the third inning with Baltimore pitcher Chris Tillman on the mound. The Yankees, who won 4-3 against Baltimore Orioles, have publicly stated they don’t plan to pay Rodriguez the $6 million bonus that comes with breaking the record—which was based on a 10-year, $275 million contract he signed in 2007—because of marketing issues with his past use of performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez needs 53 home runs to move up the list and tie Babe Ruth for the third spot.
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