Originally written July 14, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees trailed by three runs Friday, having been limited to two in the first seven innings by one of baseball's best starters. Having finally chased Los Angeles Angels lefty C.J. Wilson, they got to face Scott Downs, who allowed just one earned run in the season's first half. No matter. The Yankees continued to flex their muscles as the team with the best record in the majors, as Mark Teixeira's second home run of the game tied it in the eighth inning and Russell Martin's two-out single off Kevin Jepsen gave the Yankees the lead. New Yor would wrap up its come-from-behind 6-5 win when Martin threw out his third baserunner of the game, catching Howie Kendrick, who tried to advance to second on a pitch that got away. Martin, who ended the first half hitting .179 and wondered if he might get pinch-hit for in the eighth, capped his fresh start and big night with a pump of the fist. "I felt like I had a good day overall," a ...
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