Ending slump serious business for Tex

Levity preceded Mark Teixeira's third homer, but he was dialed in for the at-bat

Updated: May 9, 2010, 12:02 AM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

BOSTON -- Something happened at Fenway Park on Saturday that players who participated in the game will be talking about for years, if not decades, to come.

It happened in the ninth inning of what was at the time a 12-3 blowout of the Red Sox, a margin that would only get worse, and it involved the center fielder of the New York Yankees, a position occupied by some of the greatest and most famous players ever to play the game.

It happened on a 3-2 pitch, a count on which ...

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