Mark Teixeira hit two home runs, including the 400th of his career, and Didi Gregorius added a solo home run as the New York Yankees beat the San Diego Padres, 6-3, on Sunday. at Petco Park. >> Read the full AP recap on SNY.TV.
- Teixeira went 2 for 5 with three RBIs. He hit a solo homer, his 400th career home run, in the eighth inning to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead, and added a two-run home run in the ninth inning to make it 6-1.
- Gregorius homered in the fourth after scoring the Yankees' first run in the second. Gregorius reached on a throwing error, advanced to third on Aaron Hicks' single, and scored when Ronald Torreyes grounded into a double play.
- Chad Green (1-1) had eight strikeouts and allowed one run and three hits in six innings.
- Brett Gardner hit an RBI single in the ninth inning and scored on Teixeira's second home run.
- Padres starter Andrew Cashner allowed two runs, one earned, and six hits in six innings with six strikeouts.
It was obviously nice for the Yankees to get away from San Diego with at least one win, but the series as a whole feels like another lost opportunity. That is especially true after coming into the road trip off back-to-back walk-off victories. The Yankees continue to fail to build substantial win streaks when it seems the schedule is in their favor.
Beyond today's win, the Yankees should be very happy with Green's effort. Green has been stellar at Triple-A this season, and his work today was much cleaner than his previous start with the Yankees this season. One start is not the making of a career, but knowing that Green has something to offer could become valuable if the Yankees trade anyone from the current rotation before the Aug.1 deadline.
The Yankees head to Chicago to start a series with the White Sox on Monday at 2:05 p.m. CC Sabathia (5-5, 3.17 ERA) faces James Shields (1-2, 11.07 with the White Sox; 3-9, 5.85 overall after trade from San Diego.)