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July 1, 2008 1:30 PM

A-Rod and...Madonna?

Last night, Alex Rodriguez hit career home run No. 534, tying him with Jimmie Foxx for 14th on the career home run list (it's made more remarkable when you consider A-Rod hasn't even turned 33 years old yet). But, in typical fashion, it's A-Rod's off-the-field activities that are capturing the headlines. It turns out he has a new best friend: Madonna.

Us Weekly reports in its new issue, on newsstands tomorrow, that Madonna's seven-year marriage to Guy Ritchie has stalled out – and the singer has been hosting late-night visits from New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez at her Central Park West apartment in New York City.

A source tells Us that the $28-million-a-year Rodriguez, 32, has made numerous solo nighttime visits to Madonna, 49, at her spacious home and would sneak out "as late as midnight." Says the source, "All the doormen are talking."


Further, air-tight evidence: A-Rod was at Madonna's April concert in New York City, and she was seen sitting in his seat's at Yankee Stadium for a game on June 22.

When reached for comment, Rodriguez said, "What can I say? It's a material world. I don't think I need to justify my love -- listen, this is all new to me, I'm like a virgin in this area. OK, I gotta run, I'm outta time and all I got is four minutes." He then struck a pose before leaving.

(H/T: Deadspin)

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