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Teixeira powers first-place Yanks

It wasn't an epic blast, but it counts as a grand slam -- and maybe a slump-buster

Updated: June 20, 2010, 11:14 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Mark Teixeira didn't want to hear it.

He was asked on Sunday about the up-and-down nature of his season -- the periodic stops and starts that he's dealt with all year -- but Teixeira wasn't interested in broaching the subject on Sunday. After all, Teixeira reasoned, hadn't he just hit a grand slam?

Indeed, Teixeira's third-inning homer with the bases loaded provided all the offense the New York Yankees needed in a 4-0 win over the New York Mets.

"I hit ...

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