OAKLAND, Calif. - There was some good, bad, ugly and embarrassing for Carlos Beltran during this road trip.
The good came early Sunday when Beltran, who entered 4-for-31 in eight games since coming off the DL, singled sharply in the third inning and hit his sixth homer in the seventh.
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But after grounding into a 6-4 force play for the second out of the eighth, he turned toward the first-base dugout after running through first, and umpire Dan Iassogna called him out for "abandoning" the base. Beltran later said he had forgotten how many outs there were. "It's an embarrassing play," Joe Girardi said. "It's probably happened to all of us, but a lot of times it's more that you slow up running to the bag as opposed to peeling off, and it's obviously a lot more glaring when that happens."
But overall it was a positive day. "I felt good, I felt rhythm at the plate," Beltran said. "I think it was positive the way I felt. Hit the ball hard every at-bat. Hopefully I can build from that. Today was the best day I've felt."
One day after being scratched because of an issue with a muscle in his back, Mark Teixeira returned and had an RBI double. "It was just a spasm," he said. "Joe and Steve [Donohue, the trainer] were a little afraid that I might have pulled something, but I knew it was just a spasm that needed to calm down."
Derek Jeter (double, sacrifice fly) finished his career hitting .338 in 76 games in Oakland . . . Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 and has 2,781 hits, tying him with Ken Griffey Jr. for 49th on the all-time list . . . Brett Gardner, who hit a two-run homer in the ninth, had gone 250 at-bats without grounding into a double play before doing so in the third.