Alex Rodriguez connected for his first home run of the season on Sunday slugging a solo second-inning blast to left field off the Tigers' Justin Verlander.

For Rodriguez it was his 648th career home run and also accounted for his 1951st career RBI surpassing Stan Musial for sole possession of fifth place on baseball's all-time list.

In his next at-bat Rodriguez added an RBI single in the third inning.

Due to discrepancies in historical record-keeping accounts of Musial's career RBIs total differ. The Elias Sports Bureau is the official statistician of Major League Baseball and recognizes Musial as having 1950 RBIs while other sources -- including MLB.com -- credit him with 1951 RBIs.