Teixeira Slugs 400th HR as Yanks Top Padres 6-3 - NBC New York

Teixeira Slugs 400th HR as Yanks Top Padres 6-3

Yankees avoid a 3-games sweep by the Padres

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    Mark Teixeira watches the flight of his second home run of the game during the ninth inning. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

    Mark Teixeira hit his 400th and 401st home runs, Didi Gregorius also connected and Chad Green got his first big league victory as the New York Yankees beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.

    The Padres were denied their first sweep of the season and what would have been their first sweep of the Yankees. New York beat San Diego 4-0 in the 1998 World Series.

    Teixeira struck out in his first three at-bats before hitting a high, arcing shot into the home run porch down the right-field line off Carlos Villanueva leading off the eighth. With Brett Gardner aboard on a single with one out in the ninth, Teixeira homered to right off Kevin Quackenbush.

    Teixeira became the fifth switch-hitter with at least 400 homers. He had not homered since April 13 before connecting against Minnesota last Sunday, and he homered against Texas on Monday. His first multihomer game since July 31 gave him seven home runs this season.

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