NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira was furious during New York’s 6-2 victory over the Rangers on Monday night, and he didn’t hide his frustration.
What set him off?
As Teixeira rounded third base in the eighth, coach Joe Espada said “Easy! Easy!” — an indication he should be able to score easily.
Except Rangers center fielder Leonys Martin’s throw beat Teixeira to the plate and he was out to end the inning. Teixeira glared back toward the coach, clearly upset, and was very animated in the dugout.
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“That can’t happen,” Teixeira said. “I can get hurt not expecting a play at the plate. That’s a big run. There’s just a lot of reasons why that can’t happen.”
Martin also had a leaping catch near the top of the 8-foot wall to rob Teixeira of a possible homer in the second.
The slugger went 1-for-4 on the night.
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