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Alex Rodriguez ties Hank Aaron record with 15 seasons of 30 homers

NEW YORK -- Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has reached 30 home runs for the 15th season, tying Hank Aaron's major league record.

Rodriguez hit his 684th career home run leading off the sixth inning Tuesday night, lifting New York into a 1-1 tie with Baltimore and chasing Orioles starter Kevin Gausman. The Yankees eventually fell 2-1.

Rodriguez, 40, hadn't hit the 30-homer mark since 2010. He didn't play last year while serving a season-long drug suspension.

Aaron held the career home run record of 755 before it was broken by Barry Bonds, who finished with 762.

The homer was A-Rod's fourth in five games and boosted his career hit total to 3,056, moving him past Rickey Henderson for 22nd in major league history.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.