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A-Rod wraps up time with RiverDogs, finishes 0-4

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A-Rod with Darius Rucker  Courtesy: Claire Langlois A-Rod with Darius Rucker Courtesy: Claire Langlois
CHARLESTON, SC -

Another capacity crowd packed into Joe Riley Park on Wednesday night to watch Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez continue his rehab assignment for the RiverDogs in an 8-5 loss to the Rome Braves in 10 innings. 

Over 7,600 were on hand as A-Rod went 0-2 for the 2nd night in a row. 

In his first at-bat Rodriguez grounded out to first in the bottom of the 1st inning. In the 3rd, he grounded out to 2nd to end his tenure in Charleston. 

"I felt good," Rodriguez said afterwards. "That's the barometer I'm looking for in going back to back days we're going to start ramping it up a little bit. That's what I talked about with skip (Yankees manager Joe Girardi) this morning."

"It's probably going to take me half a dozen games at least before I start thinking about results. I'm most interested to see how my body reacts in back to back games."

Rodriguez only had 1 chance defensively when he started a 5-4-3 double play in the 3rd inning. 

"I know there's a tremendous amount of naysayers out there, I just want to go out and play and contribute and help my team. That's what I've always done since I was 3 years old."

As for the game, Rome started off hot scoring 4 runs in the top of the 1st. But Charleston came back to tie things up at 5 in the bottom of the 8th. The game would end up going to extra innings and the Braves would score 3 in the 10th to come away with the win. 

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