New York Yankees: 5 takeaways from Detroit Tigers series

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Jun 19, 2015; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) waves to fans after a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees defeated the Tigers 7-2 and Rodriguez hit a solo home run in the first inning, the 3000th hit of his career. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

– Great weekend for Rodriguez

It was a memorable weekend for Yankees’ slugger Alex Rodriguez. He entered the series against the Tigers with 2,999 hits, but Rodriguez would waste little time reaching 3,000 hits.

In the first inning, Rodriguez would hit a solo-homerun against Tigers’ pitcher Justin Verlander. Following in the footsteps of Derek Jeter, Rodriguez also had his 3,000th hit in a dramatic way. Unfortunately for Rodriguez, it doesn’t appear that he will be getting the ball back anytime soon.

After joining the 3,000-hit club, Rodriguez followed it up with a very impressive game on Saturday night. Rodriguez would hit his second homerun in as many nights to go along with 5 RBI in the Yankees’ 14-3 win.

Rodriguez continues to be a force in the middle of the order, and against the Tigers was no different. As long as Rodriguez stays healthy, the Yankees are going to be able to score runs and win games.

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