Baseball

Alex Rodriguez to Make First Home Start of the Season

Facing steroid-related suspension

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In this increasingly dreadful Yankees season, at least you get to open a gift tonight in The Bronx.

We all doubted whether Alex Rodriguez would ever again step up to home plate at Yankee Stadium. Some journalists out there declared A-Rod's retirement to be a done deal — a conspiracy, even. Nevertheless, here we are, the Yankees (57-56) a major long shot to even qualify for the playoffs, and the active Rodriguez represents one of their breathing, playing hopes of an August-September miracle.