New York Yankees defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 5-1

When Alex Rodriguez hit his 500th home run, he felt the euphoria of a personal milestone that virtually guaranteed his entry into the Hall of Fame.

Exactly three years later to the day, with his reputation sullied by the stain of steroids and his admittance to Cooperstown no longer a guarantee, A-Rod was jubilant as he reached the 600-home run plateau. But his elation, he said, was nothing compared to what he felt last November when he and his teammates celebrated the W...