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• Rodriguez had the same reaction everyone else had to Tigers' third baseman Miguel Cabrera's home run last night: Awe.

"That guy, he's amazing. That was a joke," Rodriguez said. "Everyone thought he was dead. It was like the movies, you've got to shoot him to make sure he's dead. I knew he wasn't coming out of the game. I said, 'Don't fall for that bait of limping around.' He's a dangerous guy."

• On this day in Yankees history -- Aug. 10, 1986 -- former player and manager Billy Martin's Monument Park plaque was unveiled. His No. 1 is one of the Yankees' 17 retired numbers.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. Josh Vitale is an associate reporter for
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