Maybe all that extra off-season work New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira did after the 2010 season will pay off. It has so far.
Teixiera just hit the Yankees first home run of the 2011 season, a three-run bomb to give the Yankees a 3-1 lead over the Detroit Tigers after three innings. Teixiera hit just .136 last April and for his career he hits only .235 the first month of the season. He still wound up hitting 33 home runs and driving in 108 runs, but batted just .256.
This off-season Teixiera hit much more than he has in other off-seasons, particularly from the left side, in an effort to get off to a better start this time around.
CC Sabathia worked thru a bases-loaded, no-out second-inning jam to only allow one run for the Yankees.
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