Alex Rodriguez blasted his 20th home run of the season last night against the Orioles and he's back in the lineup this afternoon for Getaway Day before heading off for a series against Minnesota. The Yankees have wasted no time and pounced on Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez in the first inning thanks to a bases-clearing double from Chase Headley. Jimenez gave up a single to Jacoby Ellsbury to start the game and then loaded the bases with walks to Brett Gardner and A-Rod.
With two outs, Headley drove in all three baserunners and A-Rod scored the third run of the inning, securing it with a gorgeous, textbook slide into home plate.
I love this man.