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A-Rod gets RBI double for first extra-base hit

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriquez bats fourth inning for TampYankees against DunedBlue Jays minor league rehab game TampFla. Wednesday July

New York Yankees' Alex Rodriquez bats in the fourth inning for the Tampa Yankees against the Dunedin Blue Jays in a minor league rehab game in Tampa, Fla., Wednesday, July 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Scott Iskowitz)

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TAMPA, Fla. — Alex Rodriguez had a run-scoring double and two RBIs for Class A Tampa on Sunday, his first extra-base hit during a minor league rehabilitation assignment.

Rodriguez was 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter against Bradenton. Coming back from hip surgery in January, he is scheduled to join Double-A Trenton for Monday’s Eastern League game at Reading in Pennsylvania.

A-Rod is 3 for 21 (.143) with three RBIs and six strikeouts during his injury rehabilitation assignment. He drove in a run during the fifth with a double to the base of the center-field fence at Steinbrenner Field.

Rodriguez was credited with a second RBI on an unusual fielder’s choice. Right fielder Willy Garcia dropped A-Rod’s fly ball with two on, then threw to second for a forceout as the other runner scored from second base.

Rodriguez drew a first-inning walk and struck out on a foul tip that ended the third.

A-Rod has played eight games for Tampa and Charleston, both Class A clubs. His rehab assignment can extend through July 21.



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