The Stat Line Of The Night — 8/2/11 — Mark Teixeira
Last night’s game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees was called after seven innings of play, but those seven innings were all Mark Teixeira needed to do his damage. The Yankees’ first baseman entered the game with 29 home runs on the season, good enough for second in the Majors. He would add two more to his total, but it was the manner in which he did so that was most impressive.
After hitting a two-run homer off John Danks from the right side of the plate in the third inning, Teixeira added a solo homer from the left side of the plate off Jason Frasor in the seventh inning. It was the twelfth time in Teixeira’s career that he hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same game, a new MLB record.
Teixeira finished the game going 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs and three RBIs, leading the Yankees to the 6-0 victory and earning himself the “Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, August 2, 2011.