ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. --
Alex Rodriguez has homered twice and driven in an AL-record seven runs in the same inning, reaching 30 homers and 100 RBIs for the 12th straight season despite missing the first month. Rodriguez hit a three-run homer off Tampa Bay rookie Wade Davis in New York's 10-run sixth inning Sunday, then connected against Andy Sonnanstine for his 18th grand slam. The second homer tied Rodriguez with Mark McGwire for eighth place at 583.
The previous AL record of six RBIs in an inning was accomplished 12 times, last by Boston's David Ortiz on Aug. 12 last year.
A-Rod was sidelined until May 8 after hip surgery, then homered off Baltimore's Jeremy Guthrie on his first pitch of the season. He began Sunday with 28 homers and 93 RBIs.
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