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A-Rod passes Griffey on HR list

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BOSTON (AP)

Alex Rodriguez has moved ahead of Ken Griffey Jr. into sole possession of fifth place with his 631st career homer.

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Rodriguez connected on the first pitch of the fifth inning against Clay Buchholz, giving the New York Yankees a 5-1 lead over the Boston Red Sox on Friday. It was New York's fourth homer of the game off Buchholz.

Rodriguez's second homer of the season, over the left-field wall, left him 29 shy of Willie Mays' fourth-place total of 660.

The Yankees' homer barrage came one day after they hit four, three by Curtis Granderson and one by Mark Teixeira.

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