The New York Yankees came back with a vengeance, parlaying an 11-run second inning into a 21-5 triumph over the Texas Rangers. Trailing by five runs after the first inning, the Bronx Bombers came up with the highest-scoring second inning in club history and a rout was on. Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius delivered a career-high four hits to go along with three runs-batted-in and two runs scored.

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The New York Yankees more than doubled a big inning by the Texas Rangers. New York had 11 runs and 10 hits in the second inning Tuesday night after Texas had taken a 5-0 lead in the first. The Yankees sent 15 batters to the plate, and Mark Teixeira was the only one without a hit in the big inning.

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After all that speculation the past couple of years, the Colorado Rockies finally traded Troy Tulowitzki. Tulowitzki was sent to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and three pitching prospects late Monday night in a stunning swap of star shortstops, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. In addition to Tulowitzki, the Rockies sent 42-year-old reliever LaTroy Hawkins to the Blue Jays.

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Alex Rodriguez is hitting home runs in his 40s, just like he did as a teenager. A-Rod marked his 40th birthday Monday night by homering for the New York Yankees against Texas, the team that gave him his first huge contract. Rodriguez doesn’t remember any clubhouse conversations as a young player about still being in the game at 40 years old.

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More than four years after Adonis Garcia defected from Cuba, he hit his first major league home run. Garcia broke a 2-2 tie when he led off the sixth inning by homering on a 1-0 fastball from Michael Wacha that carried the Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday. ”I accomplished my dream by getting to the big leagues,” Garcia said through an interpreter.

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At the age of 25, Alex Rodriguez arrived in Texas in 2001 a celebrated star after being rewarded with the then-most lucrative contract in sports history. Rodriguez later claimed the pressure of living up to the deal, his young age and extremely naive nature led to him taking banned substances during his three seasons with the Rangers before further tarnishing his legacy with more steroid use with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez’s 10-year, $252 million contract was a hefty price to pay, even for a player who won the AL batting title at 21 and was coming off three straight 40-homer seasons.

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The incredible comeback season of Alex Rodriguez reached a new level on Saturday. The New York Yankees designed hitter connected for three home runs in their come-from-behind 8-5 victory against the Minnesota Twins, including the game-tying solo shot off All-Star closer Glen Perkins in the ninth inning.  The three-homer game was the fifth of Rodriguez’s now 21-year career. At 39 years and 363 days, he also became the fifth oldest player to hit three home runs in a single game.  A-Rod (39 yrs, 363 days) is 5th oldest player in last 100 yrs with a 3-HR game. Musial, Giambi, Reggie Jackson, Babe Ruth were older — Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) July 26, 2015 That’s right, A-Rod will turn 40 on Monday when the Yankees visit the Texas Rangers in Arlington.  If you had to guess by how he’s swinging though, you might think A-Rod was only pushing 30. He looks that good, that strong and that quick at the plate. You’d never know he missed nearly a year and a half while suspended. You’d never guess he’s had multiple hip surgeries. He’s the same dangerous Alex Rodriguez from years gone by.  [ Elsewhere : 27 players who could be on the move before MLB trade deadline ] In Saturday’s win, he was basically a one-man wrecking crew. WIth New York trailing 5-0 in the fourth inning, he got them on the board with a mammoth 452-foot blast to the upper deck at Target Field.  That’s big boy territory, and somewhat surprisingly it was a career first for Rodriguez.  A-Rod’s 1st career HR at Target Field. His 30 AB at Target Field before the HR were his most at any park he hadnt hit one. — Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) July 26, 2015 That was actually New York’s only hit against Twins start Tommy Milone until the seventh inning, when A-Rod homered again. This time it was a two-run shot cutting the lead to 5-3. In the same inning, New York’s other great comeback story Mark Teixeira doubled home one to cut the deficit to one.  That set the stage for New York’s dramatic ninth inning, which A-Rod led off by smacking a  424-foot drive to center field to even the score. Perkins never recovered, allowing singles to Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley before John Ryan Murphy muscled to hit the go-ahead three-run homer. That part was not expected at all, as Murphy only hit one major-league home run prior to that swing.  That’s a moment Murphy will never forget, but it all comes back around to A-Rod.  On the season, he’s up to 23 home runs with 66 games left on the Yankees scheduled. A 30-homer season is now likely, and 100 RBIs isn’t completely out of the question either if he gets hot. He’s currently sitting on 58.  [ Elsewhere: Who's your favorite 2015 MLB Hall of Famer? ] Honestly, if you told the Yankees he’d hit 15 homers and drive in 60 for the entire season, they probably would have taken it no questions asked. Now they’re getting it, and more, and it’s a big reason they hold a 5 1/2 game lead in the AL East.  More MLB coverage from Yahoo Sports: – - – - – - – Mark Townsend is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at bigleaguestew@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Townie813

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit three home runs in a game for the fifth time in his career and keyed a ninth-inning rally against All-Star closer Glen Perkins, sending the New York Yankees over the Minnesota Twins 8-5 Saturday night.

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Phil Hughes has settled in nicely in Minnesota, where a smaller media market and a bigger ballpark have helped him become the kind of pitcher the New York Yankees always hoped he would be. Hughes pitched seven shutout innings against his former team and Miguel Sano hit one of Minnesota’s four home runs in the Twins’ 10-1 victory over the Yankees on Friday night. Trevor Plouffe went 3 for 4 with a homer and a double and Torii Hunter and Brian Dozier also went deep for the Twins.

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Russell Martin homered, doubled and drove in three runs, Josh Donaldson went deep against his former team and the Toronto Blue Jays powered past the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Thursday. ”Our one through nine is the best in baseball,” Donaldson said. The Blue Jays have scored 508 runs, by far the best in the majors.

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