7:05 PM ET, May 16, 2006
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees were down nine runs in the second inning without three big boppers.Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter never stopped playing.
In Tuesday night's 14-13 victory over Texas, the Yankees rallied from nine runs down to get the win. The nine-run deficit matched the largest comeback in team history. Here are the four nine-run comebacks in Yankee history.May 16, 2006 -- Texas at New York, Yankees trailed 9-0; won
June 26, 1987 -- Boston at New York, Yankees trailed 9-0; won 12-11.
July 25, 1953 -- New York at Detroit, Yankees trailed 10-1; won 15-11.
April 18, 1950 -- New York at Boston, Yankees trailed 9-0; won 15-10. -- The Associated Press
There were so many amazing storylines from this game, that they're almost impossible to count. The most important is that the win kept the Yankees within a game of the Red Sox for first place in the AL East. It's never too early to scoreboard watch the way this race is going.
To read more of Short Hops from Tuesday, click here.
Batting cleanup for the first time since Oct. 2, 2004, Posada hit his second game-ending homer. The other came on May 5, 2000, against Baltimore. ... With his 1,210th RBI, Williams passed Hall of Famer Bill Dickey for sixth on the Yankees' career list. Williams' 424th double tied Babe Ruth for third place. ... Damon scored four times. ... Teixeira matched his career high for hits. ... Rookie LF Melky Cabrera had two assists for the Yankees.
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Regular Season Series
|New York leads 8-2 (as of Tue 5/16)|
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|1st||H Blalock singled to center, M Teixeira scored, P Nevin to third, P Nevin scored, H Blalock to second on throwing error by center fielder J Damon.||2||0|
|2nd||M Young singled to left, B Wilkerson and R Barajas scored, G Matthews Jr to second.||4||0|
|2nd||M Teixeira doubled to deep right center, G Matthews Jr and M Young scored.||6||0|
|2nd||H Blalock homered to right, M Teixeira and P Nevin scored.||9||0|
|2nd||M Cairo singled to left, B Williams scored, A Phillips to third.||9||1|
|3rd||M Teixeira doubled to left, G Matthews Jr scored, M Teixeira out stretching at third.||10||1|
|3rd||D Jeter doubled to deep center, J Damon scored.||10||2|
|3rd||J Posada singled to center, D Jeter scored.||10||3|
|5th||J Posada hit sacrifice fly to left, D Jeter scored, A Rodriguez to third.||10||4|
|5th||R Cano grounded out to second, A Rodriguez scored.||10||5|
|6th||D Jeter homered to right, M Cabrera and J Damon scored.||10||8|
|6th||B Williams doubled to right, A Rodriguez scored, J Posada to third.||10||9|
|6th||M Cairo singled to left, J Posada and B Williams scored, M Cairo to second advancing on throw.||10||11|
|7th||B Wilkerson homered to right, K Mench scored.||12||11|
|7th||J Posada hit sacrifice fly to left, J Damon scored, D Jeter to third.||12||12|
|9th||R Barajas doubled to left, A Brown scored, M DeRosa to third.||13||12|
|9th||J Posada homered to right, J Damon scored.||13||14|
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|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY|
|Attendance||40,757 (81% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||63 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Tim Timmons|