A-Rod makes home run history
Slugger notches 522nd long ball as part of Yankees rout
NEW YORK -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 522nd home run Wednesday night, passing Ted Williams and Willie McCovey for 15th place on Major League Baseball's all-time list.
The Yankees' third baseman connected in the first inning off Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz, blasting a 1-1 offering into the visiting bullpen.
"It's pretty humbling," Rodriguez said. "I'm very excited."
The solo shot was A-Rod's fourth home run of the season. He tied Williams and McCovey on Monday at Tropicana Field with a first-inning home run off right-hander Andy Sonnanstine.
Rodriguez's drive put the Yankees ahead, 3-1, and came three pitches after Bobby Abreu's two-run homer, the second time this season that the Yankees have gone back-to-back. Rodriguez and Jorge Posada hit back-to-back home runs in Kansas City on Thursday.
"We're going to see this for a while now, him passing a lot of people," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "He's an amazing hitter and it's really nice having him."
Next up for Rodriguez on the all-time home runs list is Jimmie Foxx, who has 534.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.