Rodriguez Hits First Home Run of the 2015 Season, First Since 2013

Alex Rodriguez is blasting his way back into the spotlight…

The 39-year-old Dominican American baseball star, nicknamed A-Rod, hit his first home run Thursday night in a 6-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Alex Rodriguez

It’s Rodriguez’s first homer since returning to Major League Baseball play after serving a yearlong drug suspension.

The three-time New York Yankees MVP connected off Blue Jays rookie Daniel Norris, leading off the sixth inning by launching a high fastball deep into the left-field seats for his 655th career homer.

Rodriguez, moved up to second in the New York Yankees’ lineup against a lefty, tossed his bat aside and rounded the bases without any fanfare, though the drive invigorated a small crowd on a cold night at Yankee Stadium.

It was A-Rod’s first home run since Sept. 20, 2013, against San Francisco Giants reliever George Kontos. The slugger ranks fifth on the career list, five behind Willie Mays.

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