May 8, 2010, 10:40 PM EDT
Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira entered Saturday’s action with a .181 batting average, a .295 slugging percentage and only two home runs through 105 at-bats. When he checks the box score tomorrow, things will look a little different.
The big man exploded for three home runs and five RBI Saturday evening against the Red Sox, helping his Yanks to a 14-3 victory. Teixeira started the season on a sour note, but is now batting .393 in his last seven games (11-for-28) and has collected 11 RBI in that span. His batting average now sits at .207 and his slugging percentage shot up to .396.
All is right in the Yankee Universe. The Bombers are out to a 21-8 record, good enough for second place in the American League East standings, just behind the scorching-hot Rays.