A few tidbits of the day’s happenings in Yankeeland:
- The Red Sox won a nail-biter over the Yankees, 2-1, as Jon Lester defeated Phil Hughes. The Yankees had major opportunities to score in the last three innings, but Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon came up big in big spots to earn the series split.
- Mark Teixeira hit his team-leading 26th homer — accounting for the only Yankee run — and he’s on an absolute home run tear lately. Six of his last 10 hits are home runs.
- Unfortunately, Tex made the last out of today’s game, stranding Derek Jeter at second base.
- Tex stayed behind for the flight to Texas, as the team gave him permission to wait in New York with his wife. They’re expecting a baby to be born Tuesday. This is bad news for the Yankees, as they have four lefties ahead and Tex’s absence means Lance Berkman most likely will be playing first. The Yankees benched Berkman today because they faced southpaw Jon Lester.