Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Teixeira Hurt as Yankees Fall Again

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Teixeira Hurt as Yankees Fall Again

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NEW YORK - Brian Cashman trotted down from his Yankee Stadium office and onto the field for a self-described pregame "sanity walk" Monday afternoon.

Today's non-waiver trade deadline could net the Yankees a role player, not a stunner such as Cliff Lee. Apart from doing his due diligence on the phones, the general manager had a feeling his first- place club would be unchanged by this afternoon.

"[It's] a big day, where we'll do nothing most likely," Cashman said before the Orioles held on for a 5-4 victory Monday night, sending the Yanks to their third straight defeat. "But a lot of false hustle goes into this stuff too."

The Yankees had the tying run at third and the winning run at second with two out in the ninth, but closer Jim Johnson struck out Russell Martin to end it.

Mark Teixeira left the game with a left wrist injury in the eighth inning as the second-place Orioles (54-49) moved to within 6 1/2 games of the Yankees (60-42) in the AL East.

Teixeira said X-rays were negative and that he's going for an MRI today, though his level of concern was low. "Hopefully, it's a couple of days and I can get back out there."

Eric Chavez and Ichiro Suzuki hit back-to-back solo homers in the seventh, cutting Baltimore's lead to 5-4 and chasing right-handed starter Miguel Gonzalez - who also gave up Raul Ibanez's fifth- inning solo homer.

Suzuki's first homer as a Yankee was the 100th of his major- league career.

Wilson Betemit lead off the third with a solo homer against starter Freddy Garcia, who lasted six innings and yielded three runs on nine hits with no walks.

After Betemit (infield hit) and Mark Reynolds (double) opened the fifth with hits, consecutive sacrifice flies by Omar Quintanill and Nick Markakis made it 3-1.

Boone Logan was charged with two runs in the seventh, when Markakis' RBI double and J.J. Hardy's RBI single (off David Phelps) capped a two-out rally for a 5-2 lead.

Speaking before the game, Cashman estimated that his chances of making a deal by today's 4 p.m. trade deadline were highly doubtful.

"Things have just gotten quiet all of a sudden," said Cashman, adding that the buyers far outweigh the sellers this summer. …

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