Teixeira powers Yankees past Tigers

BY foxsports • July 18, 2009

Phil Hughes was pumping 97 mph fastballs past the Tigers, striking out six in two innings before Mariano Rivera finished Detroit.

The New York Yankees have found their setup man.

"It's just a matter of, you know, adrenaline taking over," he said.

Mark Teixeira bailed out a shaky A.J. Burnett with a go-ahead, three-run homer off an injured Joel Zumaya, and the Yankees opened the second half with a 5-3 victory Friday night.



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