Alex Rodriguez hits MLB record 24th grand slam

Maddie Meyer

A-Rod surpassed Yankees legend Lou Gehrig with the feat.

New York Yankees veteran Alex Rodriguez hit his 24th career grand slam on Friday, setting a new MLB record. Rodriguez was previously tied with Yankees legend Lou Gehrig for the all-time lead in the category.

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Rodriguez's seventh-inning slam against off of San Francisco Giants reliever George Kontos didn't just break a record that stood for more than 70 years -- it also broke a 1-1 tie in a game the Yankees had to have to stay relevant in the American League Wild Card race.

It was the seventh home run of the season for Rodriguez, who entered the at-bat mired in a 1-for-25 slump. A-Rod's 654th career home run allowed Yankees starter CC Sabathia to record his 14th win of 2013.

Giants starter Tim Lincecum was charged with three of the runs plated via the grand slam. The former Cy Young winner was saddled with his 14th loss of the season.

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