Rodriguez matched Gehrig’s mark with 23rd slam

Alex Rodriguez has hit his 23rd career grand slam on Tuesday

night, matching Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for most in

baseball history.

Rodriguez hit a full-count pitch from Atlanta’s Jonny Venters in

the eighth inning into the left field seats to tie the game at 4.

It was A-Rod’s first slam this season and his 10th homer

overall.

Rodriguez ranks fifth on baseball’s all-time list with 639

homers. Willie Mays is fourth with 660.

Two batters after Rodriguez tied the game, Nick Swisher

connected for a two-run shot to give New York a 6-4 lead.