A-Rod retires: Relive his top 4 moments against the Twins (painful)

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Alex Rodriguez is done playing baseball. The 41-year-old slugger announced Sunday that he'll play his final game with the Yankees on Friday.


In 150 career games against the Twins, A-Rod hit .316 with 51 homers and 130 RBIs. That's insanely good – and he torched Minnesota more than his fair share. Here are the most painful memories.

October 9, 2009

A-Rod never hit a more crushing blow against the Twins than his game-tying 2-run homer off Joe Nathan to tie the game in the ninth inning of Game 2 of the ALDS in 2009. The Yankees went on to win in the 11th on a walk-off homer from Mark Tiexiera.

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July 25, 2015

He had never homered at Target Field until doing it three times in one game against the Twins last season. He hammered a couple of homers against Tommy Milone and then took closer Glen Perkins deep to tie the game in the ninth. The Yankees went on to win 8-5. Two days later A-Rod turned 40.


August 18, 2015

The Twins were leading the Yankees 4-1 in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium, only to watch J.R. Graham serve up a 95 mph heater down the middle of the plate that A-Rod didn't miss for the go-ahead grand slam.


May 16, 2009

In a bit of an omen for what was to come in 2009, A-Rod ended a regular-season game against the Twins with a walk-off shot facing Craig Breslow in the 11th inning.


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