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Tide turned on the Teixeira injury

      Karma in this game sure turned south for the Yankees on the play that saw Mark Teixeira go down clutching his right hamstring. He averted a double play, but the Yankees didn't score in that inning, the fifth, after having had runners on first and second with none out.

        Only bad things have happened to the Yankees since then, not the least of which was the announcement that Teixeira has a strained right hamstring and must have an MRI.

       Then came the top of the sixth, when Joe Girardi tempted fate one batter too long with A.J. Burnett. The manager kept the starter in to face Bengie Molina, after an intentional walk.

        And  things grew worse for the Yankees in the top of the seventh: Josh Hamilton's home run, Vladimir Guerrero's double and Ian Kinsler's run-scoring single made it 7-3 Texas (Kinsler did it in front of his parents, Howard and Kathy; Howard is a Bronx native).

        So the Yankees have set themselves up for either a massive comeback or a huge disappointment.

 

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