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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez struck out in each of his four at-bats during Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, becoming the first batter in major league history to record a four-strikeout performance in both his teens and forties, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN.com).
The 41-year-old continues to struggle in what may be his last season, but Saturday's showing was notably bad even by the reduced standards, with Rodriguez seeing just 17 pitches in four at-bats while recording a "Golden Sombrero."
Rays starter Drew Smyly fanned Rodriguez three times, including on his final pitch of a six-inning, two-run performance that improved the lefty's record to a still-unsightly 3-11.
Rays relief pitcher Alex Colome later struck out Rodriguez to begin the ninth, eventually striking out the side to earn his 24th save of the year.
Reduced to a part-time role due to his poor performance on a team that was a clear seller at the trade deadline, Rodriguez followed Saturday's showing by striking out in his only at-bat during Sunday's 5-3 loss, making a brief appearance as a pinch-hitter.
Even after Saturday, the 41-year-old Rodriguez has impressively recorded just seven four-strikeout ("Golden Sombrero") performances in his 2,779-game career, per ESPN Stats & Info.