Tex gets (more) revenge on Padilla

July, 28, 2012
7/28/12
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With the Yankees down 6-4 in the eighth inning Saturday night, Mark Teixeira took longtime nemesis Vicente Padilla deep into the right-field seats for a game-tying, two-run home run.

Teixeira then uncharacteristically watched the ball fly out of the park and took his time crossing the plate.

Christopher Pasatieri/Getty ImagesMark Teixeira admires the flight of his game-tying home run.


On July 6 in Boston, Teixeira hit a go-ahead, seventh-inning triple off Padilla. After the game, Teixeira said:

"He doesn't have too many friends in the game. Guy throws at people. Fact of the matter, I'm not saying anything that's news."

Padilla fired back.

"In this sport, as competitive ballplayers, we get pretty fired up," Padilla said, according to NESN.com. "So I think, maybe, [Teixeira] picked the wrong profession. I think he'd be better off playing a women's sport."

Padilla and Teixeira have a feud that dates back seven years. Teixeira homered in his initial two at-bats against Padilla in 2005, then went hitless in his next eight at-bats against Padilla, walked four times and had been hit three times before his July 6 heroics.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jacoby Ellsbury
BA HR RBI R
.271 16 70 71
OTHER LEADERS
HRM. Teixeira 21
RBIJ. Ellsbury 70
RB. Gardner 81
OPSB. Gardner .750
WM. Tanaka 12
ERAH. Kuroda 3.77
SOH. Kuroda 137