Alex Rodriguez has three days to hit his 600th home run at Yankee Stadium. If not, the smart money has to be on him hitting it some time during the upcoming road trip, and obviously he’d rather hit it at home.
He’s facing the right team to do it.
Rodriguez hit his first career home run against the Royals. He also hit his 500th career home run against the Royals. In fact, he hit No. 500 against Kyle Davies, who’s starting for the Royals on Saturday.
“Don’t go jinxing me now,” Rodriguez said.
Before Davies, Rodriguez will face tonight’s starter, Brian Bannister. In his career against Bannister, Rodriguez is 4-for-7 with three home runs. That’s good for a 1.857 slugging percentage.
Want to know where No. 600 is likely to land? A site called Seatgeek has actually attempted to determine the most likely landing spot for Rodriguez’s 600th. It’s good news for those of you in Section 136.
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