Rodriguez matched Gehrig's mark with 23rd slam

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez has hit his 23rd career grand slam on Tuesday night, matching Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for most in baseball history.

Rodriguez hit a full-count pitch from Atlanta's Jonny Venters in the eighth inning into the left field seats to tie the game at 4. It was A-Rod's first slam this season and his 10th homer overall.

Rodriguez ranks fifth on baseball's all-time list with 639 homers. Willie Mays is fourth with 660.

Two batters after Rodriguez tied the game, Nick Swisher connected for a two-run shot to give New York a 6-4 lead.