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Yankees-Mariners: Tex Leads Bombers In Blowout

Bronx Baseball DailySenior Analyst ISeptember 20, 2009

NEW YORK - AUGUST 08: Mark Texeira and Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees celebrate during the game on August 8, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Quick ‘Cap:

Teixeira’s three-run homer in the fifth inning broke the game open, and gave Sabathia a 6-0 lead. Sabathia and the Yankees experienced a near-miss in the bottom of the fifth, when Franklin Gutierrez hit a line drive back at Sabathia’s chest. He didn’t even have to throw a warm up pitch following the scare and finished the inning.

Robinson Cano cranked three doubles, a single, and scored twice. Teixeira homered again in the ninth, falling a double shy of the cycle. Sabathia lasted seven innings, and Brian Bruney and Jon Albaladejo closed out the game. Full box score here.

Thoughts:

This was exactly the type of win the Yankees were looking for. They excelled at all facets of the game. Besides Alex Rodriguez’s run-scoring error in the fifth, it was a sound game all around.

Line of the Night:

Teixeira: 4-for-5, 2 HR, 3B, 5 RBI, 2 R. He is only two homers shy of tying Carlos Pena for the league lead.

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