A-Rod breaks Gehrig’s grand slam record

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Updated: September 20, 2013

Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Alex Rodriguez surpassed Lou Gehrig as Major
League Baseball’s all-time leader in grand slams during Friday’s game between
the New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants.

Rodriguez’s blast off Giants reliever George Kontos in the bottom of the
seventh inning was the 24th grand slam of his decorated career. He had tied
Gehrig’s mark by connecting off Atlanta’s Jonny Venters in a 6-4 Yankees’ win
over the Braves in Turner Field on June 12 of last season.

The milestone homer also snapped a 1-1 tie in a pivotal game for New York,
which entered the day 3 1/2 games out of a wild card spot in the American
League.

Rodriguez took two pitches for a ball against Kontos and swung through another
before launching a fastball into the bleachers in right-center field.

Gehrig, of course, spent 17 seasons for the Yankees before being forced to
retire due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly known as ALS, in
1939.