A-Rod Powers Yanks Past Mariners

Rodriquez hits two homers in 7th in key victory
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Sep 6, 2007 3:16 AM CDT
New York Yankees third base coach Larry Bowa, left, rear, and trainer Gene Monahan help up Alex Rodriguez, right, after he was injured during seventh inning MLB baseball against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – A-Rod wasn't even supposed to play in last night's game. Less than two hours before the opening pitch, Rodriguez was stuck in a Manhattan hospital while doctors examined his injured ankle. Hours later, he cracked his Major League-leading 47th and 48th homer in the 7th inning, leading the Yankees to a 10-2 win over the Mariners.

A-Rod had made it out of the MRI machine and back to Yankee Stadium just in time to convince Joe Torre to put him in the line up—and Torre didn't regret it.  He received a standing ovation for his same-inning homers. "It's unbelievable," said Derek Jeter. "I haven't seen anything like it in all my years playing."