Baseball Yankees’ Mark Teixeira on his way to Becoming and All-Star by Jayson Love July 4, 2015 Mark Teixeira New York Yankees’ first baseman Mark Teixeira said this past off-season that he would like to be back to the player he always was, a player that hits 30 home runs and knocks in 100 runs a season. On Friday night, Teixeira hit a 1-0 breaking ball into the upper deck in the eighth inning for a three-run game-tying home run off of Tampa Bay Rays’ reliever Keven Jepsen. The home run boosted the Yankees who were basically shut down by Rays starter Chris Archer for 6.2 innings. The Yankees would go onto win the game on a three-run homer in the 12th inning by catcher Brian McCann. As for Teixeria, he added an RBI single in the 12th inning before McCann ended it with a home run. Teixeira’s four RBI night brought his RBI total to 58 and his home run total now sits at 20. Teixeira is well on pace to over achieve his goal. Teixeira has been great offensively all year for the Yankees, and is in the discussion for an All-Star spot. Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera is leading the vote as he is hitting .350, but Cabrera left the Tigers game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday with an undisclosed injury. The Tiger slugger also has 15 home runs and 54 runs batted in, both lower than Teixeira. Teixeira’s defense has also been superb for the Yankees only committing two errors on the season while Cabrera has committed only three. As for the All-Star game, Cabrera is having another fantastic year and is well deserving, while Teixeira is also having an All-Star caliber year. Yankees fans sometimes forget how good and important Teixeira has been in Pinstripes as he has been plagued with injuries, but when healthy the first baseman is as good as an All-Star. Post Views: 1,216 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Jayson Love Jayson is a Staff Writer for DoubleGSports.com Latest posts by Jayson Love (see all) Red Bulls Forced to Go with Make Shift Lineup Due to International Callups and Injury, Win 3-0 - March 25, 2018 The United States National Team Doesn’t Develop Young Talent? Don’t blame the Red Bulls - March 21, 2018 Red Bulls Make History with Champions League Win at Tijuana, Bradley Wright-Phillips Scores a Brace - March 7, 2018 New York Red Bulls Are New Look Red Bulls as 2018 Season Approaches - February 21, 2018 Related Topics Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020 No Shame in Their Game – Female Mixed Martial Artists Use Onlyfans to Make Money by Brandon Berrios | posted on December 4, 2020 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 More in Baseball You Know I’m Right, Episode 112: New York Jets’ Insider Brian Costello (Audio/Video) On the 112th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 109: The Athletic’s Marc Carig (Audio/Video) On the 109th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 108: WFAN’s Sweeny Murti (Audio/Video) On the 108th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Knicks Add Williams on Two-Year Deal Is This the Worst Bench in Mets History?