Alex Rodriguez has gone six games without a home run.  He hasn't hit a home run since last Thursday.

But Rodriguez is hardly slumping during his home run drought. He's 8 for 26 in his last six games.

Rodriguez goes into the record as the player with the most at-bats between home runs No. 599 and 600.

Alex Rodriguez -- 26 at-bats (2010)
Willie Mays -- 21 at-bats (1969)
Ken Griffey Jr. -- 17 at-bats (2008)

A-Rod is 1 for 2 (a single) in his very brief career against Mitch Talbot, who will start for the Indians tonight. After tonight, the road gets a bit tougher against the Tampa Bay Rays in a huge series this weekend.

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Here's how A-Rod has fared against Tampa Bay's starters over the last five seasons (Stats are from MLB.com):

Friday, vs. Wade Davis: 2 for 3, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Saturday, vs. Matt Garza: 7 for 15, 1 HR, 3 RBI
Sunday, vs. James Shields: 3 for 15, 1 HR, 2 RBI