Posted August 09, 2012 on AP on Fox
Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez hit solo home runs on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning that put New York ahead, and the Yankees held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 Thursday. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected and threw his hat during a demonstrative argument with third base umpire Tim Welke after a fair-or-foul call in the fifth inning. Rafael Soriano escaped a first-and-third, no-out jam in the ninth for his 27th save in 29 chances. Alex Avila led off the ninth with a double and pinch-runner Gerald Laird advanced to third on Omar Infante's single. Soriano got Ramon Santiago on a soft lineout, retired Quintin Berry on a popup and got Andy Dirks on a flyball. Clay Rapada (3-0) got the last two outs with one on in the seventh inning. Joaquin Benoit (1-3) retired the first batter in the New York eighth before Teixeira and Chavez connected, the eighth time the Yankees have hit consecutive homers this season. Teixeira hit a no-doubt line drive to right for his 21st homer. Chavez went to opposite field, clearing the left-field wall with his ninth homer in 35 games after hitting just three in his first 42 games this year. Benoit has given up nine hits - seven for homers - in 10 games since the All-Star break. New York led early, and late, for a second straight victory after dropping the first two games in Detroit. Girardi wasn't in the dugout at the end of this win. Girardi became upset after Dirks hit a go-ahead double down the line because Welke put his hands up to indicate it was a foul ball, then signaled it was fair. Replays weren't conclusive as it to where it landed. Girardi raised his arms several times, tossed his cap and had to be separated from Welke more than once by second base umpire Bob Davidson. As he walked off, Girardi gestured that Quintin Berry should go back to first base and Dirks should bat again. Girardi has been ejected three times this season, all against Detroit. The Yankees scored twice with two outs in the second on Raul Ibanez's triple and Ichiro Suzuki's single. Alex Avila's two-run homer tied it in the fifth and Dirks' double put the Tigers ahead and led to Girardi being tossed. Detroit starter Doug Fister allowed two runs on eight hits over 6-13 innings. Hiroki Kuroda gave up three runs and 10 hits, matching a season high, over 6 1-3 innings. NOTES: The game started after a 29-minute rain delay and it started raining again in the middle of the game. .. New York's road trip continues Friday night at Toronto. ... Detroit, which went 5-2 on its homestand, plays Friday night at Texas. ... Suzuki has at least a hit in 15 of 16 games with the Yankees. ... The Tigers outrighted OF Don Kelly's contract to Triple-A Toledo.

Eric Chavez Es En Fuego

Eric Chavez es en fuego.  Rough translation: The guy is on fire! Chavez went 9-16 in the Yankees split of the four game series in Detroit. His biggest hit came yesterday, breaking a 3-3 tie in a game that third base umpire Tim Welke almost ruined because he was "too quick."But forget about Welke. Since Alex Rodriguez went down, Chavez has really stepped it up, getting...

New York Yankees pitcher Cody Epply gets hit in the head with throw from Eric Chavez (Video)

Even after recording an out, a Major League Baseball pitcher has to always pay attention since anything could come flying at him including a ball. Check out the below video clip of New York pitcher Cody Epply who in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday's Tigers/Yankees affair got Detroit infielder Jhonny Peralta to ground out for the second out. As the ball was...

Chavez is doing a nice A-Rod impersonation

Eric Chavez has filled in admirably for Alex Rodriguez, but the veteran third baseman isn't comparing himself to the three-time American League MVP. Chavez went 2-for-4 Thursday with a solo home run, which proved to be the decisive run in the New York Yankees' 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. Chavez finished the series hitting .563 (9-for-16) with two home runs and five...

Yankees reliever beaned by teammate

Our not top play of the night award goes to Cody Eppley, a relief pitcher of the New York Yankees that was accidently hit in the head on a throw from third baseman Eric Chavez. Eppley was staring at the mound when Chavez threw him a ball after tossing it around the infield. Perhaps the most entertaining part of the video is the YES network analysts laughing during the replay.

Eric Chavez beans his own pitcher

Video: Cody Epply takes it right on the forehead

Tigers lose, split series with Yankees

DETROIT (AP) -- Mark Teixeira and Eric Chavez hit solo home runs on consecutive pitches in the eighth inning that put New York ahead, and the Yankees held on to beat the Detroit Tigers 4-3 Thursday. Yankees manager Joe Girardi was ejected and threw his hat during a demonstrative argument with third base umpire Tim Welke after a fair-or-foul call in the fifth inning. Rafael Soriano...

Yankees reliever Cody Eppley took a ball off the noggin courtesy of teammate Eric Chavez (VIDEO)

Baseball players know that the occasional beaning is all a part of the game.  Except that normally you don’t expect to get nailed in the head by one of your own teammates, which is exactly what happened to Yankees reliever Cody Eppley during the sixth inning of Tuesday night’s game against the Tigers. Eppley wasn’t paying attention to the infielders throwing the ball around...

Cody Eppley hit in noggin by toss from teammate Eric Chavez (Video)

New York Yankees pitcher Cody Eppley was hit right in the head accidentally by a toss from teammate Eric Chavez during Tuesday night's game at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers. It happened after the Yankees recorded the second out of the sixth inning on a groundout by Tigers batter Jhonny Peralta. The Yankees tossed the ball around the infield, and Chavez tossed...

Hey, HEY, HEY! Yanks 3b Eric Chavez as he Beans Yanks Pitcher Cody Eppley

"Hey, HEY, HEY!" NY Yankees third baseman Eric Chavez 'beaned' Yanks pitcher Cody Eppley and his (Chavez') reaction was priceless. Your browser does not support iframes. Why not click the Google +1... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

GIFcap: “Hey. HEY. HEY! Ohhhhhhh…” – Eric Chavez as he hits Cody Eppley in the head with throw

Good grief

Eric Chavez and Cody Eppley star in amazing blooper

A Lascivious David Cone Used '50 Shades of Grey' S&M Reference to Describe Pitch

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher David Carpenter broke NY Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira's bat on a out in the 9th of last night's Yankee win. How good was the pitch? Impassioned YES Announcer David Cone... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

What You Need to Know: Friday, August 10 by Daniel Rathman

The Thursday Takeaway The National Basketball Association annually honors its best bench player with the Sixth Man of the Year Award. Major League Baseball doesn’t have an analogous accolade, but if it were to start giving one out this year, the trophy might as well be named after Eric Chavez. Once an elite defensive third baseman with 30-homer power, Chavez’s career...
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