Rays Vs. Yankees: Mark Teixeira Strikes Again, Now 6-0 New York

Not that the difference between a five-run deficit and a six-run deficit is all that big, but from a psychological standpoint, the Rays really didn't need the top of the fourth to happen the way it did.

David Price came out looking to find some sort of groove and hold the score where it was, and it looked like he might succeed. He got Derek Jeter to pop out. He struck out Curtis Granderson with a perfectly placed outside fastball. There were two out and none on when Price faced Mark Teixeira for the third time.

But Price missed outside with a first-pitch fastball, and when he tried to come in, Teixeira turned on the pitch and did what he did earlier:

Priceteixeira_medium

Teixeira launched a deep solo home run down the left field line. Ignore the scoreboard in the image - the homer extended the Yankees' lead to 6-0. It wasn't even so much that Price made a mistake; Teixeira is just a really good hitter, turns out.

Desperately looking to climb back into the contest, the Rays sent four batters to the plate against Aaron Laffey in the bottom half. One of them got hit. The other three made outs. And so the score remains 6-0 New York with four in the books.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.