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Teixeira homers three times in Yanks' 14-3 rout

May 8, 2010, 10:40 PM EDT

teixeira swinging.jpgYankees 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.

  1. Jay1 - May 8, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    All is right in the Yankee Universe.
    Not quite, Drew. With the rash of injuries, the Yankees’ depth will be tested severely.

  2. Big Harold - May 8, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    Now tons of hitting AND stellar defense.
    Go Tex!

  3. JBerardi - May 8, 2010 at 11:00 PM

    Does it really count as three home runs when he hit one off of [center fielder] Jon Van Every? Isn’t that more like 2.5 home runs? Two and a quarter?

  4. Nasty Boy - May 9, 2010 at 1:20 AM

    They’re starting to wake up . When the wounded get back it will be no contest. The Rays have some pitching , but no depth . A few injuries like the Yankees have incurred and it would be all over for them. I would have mentioned Boston , but the race for them will be with the Jays for third or fourth .

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