Alex Rodriguez moves into top 25 of all-time hit list

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BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez has moved into the top 25 on baseball's career hit list.

Rodriguez doubled in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Boston Red Sox to record his 3,020th hit. That ties him with Rafael Palmeiro for 25th all-time.

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Alex Rodriguez moves into top 25 of all-time hit list
HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees works out on the field before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
FILE - OCTOBER 4: According to reports on October 4, 2013, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees has filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball. HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees works out on the field before the game against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on September 27, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates with teammates Ichiro Suzuki #31, J.R. Murphy #66, and Brendan Ryan #35 after scoring a grand slam in the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium on September 20, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 19: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees warms up during batting practice before the start of MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on September 19, 2013 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees watches the flight of his seventh inning grand slam against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium on September 20, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Giants 5-1. The home run was the 24th career grand slam for Rodriguez moving him past Lou Gehrig into first place on the all time list. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Alex Rodriguez #13 (L) and Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees look on against the Baltimore Orioles in the ninth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 11, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: Third basemen Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees in action against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 10, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland.(Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez looks back to the glove of Baltimore Orioles' Matt Wieters to make sure Wieters caught a third strike foul tip in the third inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, Monday, September 9, 2013. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 05: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees celebrates his sixth inning home run against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium on July 5, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 29: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees loosens up before taking batting practice before the game with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on June 29, 2015 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees and baseball Hall of Famer Rickey Henderson look on during the teams Old Timer's Day prior to a game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium on June 20, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Rodriguez needs three more hits to tie Lou Brock for 24th.

Palmeiro and Rodriguez share another distinction — they've both been caught using performance-enhancing drugs. Rodriguez served a yearlong suspension in 2014, and the scandal has tarnished his rise up the career home run list. He hit his 672nd homer Saturday, fourth all-time.

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