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A-Rod, Playing With Bruised Knee, Hits 32nd Homer Of Season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez homered in his first at-bat hours after the team learned he was playing with a bruised left knee.

A-Rod hit his 32nd homer this season -- and 686th overall -- off Jake Odorizzi in the first inning of Tuesday night's game against Tampa Bay. He moved past Craig Biggio into sole possession of 21st place all-time with his 3,061st hit.

The 14-time All-Star finished the night 1-for-3 with a walk in the 6-3 loss.

Rodriguez had an MRI earlier in the day and was also examined by team orthopedist Daniel Murphy.

It is thought that Rodriguez was hurt sliding in Sunday's game against Toronto.

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