Yanks Come Up Big, A-Rod Zeroes

All-Star slugger stalls in his quest for 500 amid record homers for club
By Joseph Fasano,  Newser User
Posted Aug 2, 2007 5:25 AM CDT
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez swings his bat over his head after flying out in the sixth inning of the baseball game against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, July 31, 2007....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After missing out on his team's record homerun rally Tuesday, Alex Rodriguez again failed to hit number 500 in last night's 8-1 win over Chicago. A-Rod, 0-21 since July 25th, came up empty as the Bombers booked a club record 13 dingers in their last two games. Last night's two blasts from Jorge Posada helped seal a strong outing by 7-7 Andy Pettite.

Though 0-4 in his last performance, A-Rod swung well, and kept fans guessing on a few long fly-outs. "We're home through Sunday. I'd like to believe it'll happen here," skipper Joe Torre said about his slugger's bid to become the youngest to 500 homeruns, "If it doesn't, we're all going to be putting on straightjackets with this."