Arod closing in on Willie Mays

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Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez is just one home run shy of tying Hall of Famer Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time list.

“A-Rod” connected for career homer number-659, a solo shot off Mets pitcher Jon Niese in the first inning of their game in the Bronx.  It was the fifth home run of the season for Rodriguez, who is back playing this year after a season-long drug suspension.  His next homer triggers a six-million-dollar contract bonus.

The Yankees beat the Mets 6-4 to take part one of the Subway series 2 games to 1

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