A-Rod hit a 2-2 pitch to right-center for a solo shot in the fifth inning. He went one for three with two runs scored as the Yankee's designated hitter. Rodriguez hit a 96 MPH fastball from Bruce Rondon for the blast.
"Yeah, that's a good sign," A-Rod said, according to NJ.com's Brandon Kuty. "But, look, I laugh when people say you can't hit the ball in the ball in the mid-90's. I couldn't hit it in my prime when I was 28. Certainly not consistently. The guy's throwing 95, 96, and when he's spotting -- maybe Mike Trout and some of those great, young superstars can hit it. But not me."
"It's a real good sign," manager Joe Girardi said. "I thought he made the adjustment after his first two at-bats. And he put a really good swing on it and the ball went a long ways."