Yankees top Braves 6-4

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saturday, March 28, 2009. (AP) -- Mark Teixeira is fitting in quite nicely with the New York Yankees.

The first baseman, who signed an eight-year deal worth $180 million in the offseason, hit his second spring home run and raised his Grapefruit League average to .391 as the Yankees defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Saturday.

Teixeira was 2-for-2 and walked against Braves starter Jair Jurrjens.

Atlanta catcher Brian McCann had to leave in the first after being struck on the right ring finger by a foul tip by Teixeira, but said it was just a bruise.

Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter bruised a knuckle on his left pinkie when he was involved in a collision at first base leading off the game. He left after three innings, but isn't expected to miss any time.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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