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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Tex leaves eight on base


Tough night for Mark Teixeira.

The Yankees first basemen went 0-for-5 and left eight runners on base, including three in the ninth when he popped out weakly to foul territory for the Yanks’ second out in the ninth.

But he wasn’t the only Yankee to struggle against A's starter Brandon McCarthy.

McCarthy allowed three runs in 7 2/3 innings (all on a three-run shot to Nick Swisher) to improve to 2-0 in three career starts against the Yankees.

McCarthy also struck Curtis Granderson out twice.

"He hit his spots, he was 0-1, 0-2 every at-bat," Teixeira said.

LEFT HANGING: The Yanks went just 2-for-20 with runners on, including 0-for-3 in the ninth inning.

JETER STAYS HOT: Derek Jeter went 3-for-3 and reached base four times, tying Rod Carew for 22nd place on the all-time hits list (3,053). Jeter laid down a sacrifice bunt with two on and none out in the ninth. Joe Girardi said he wanted to give Teixeira and Curtis Granderson a chance to drive in the runs.

Jeter has reached base safely in his last 22 games.

CANO HITS IN 14 STRAIGHT: Robinson Cano (0-for-4) extended his hitting streak to a season-high 14 games, the longest by a Yankee this season …. Brett Gardner struck out in the first inning, snapping a streak of 48 straight at-bats, which was a career-high …. Jorge Posada homered in the ninth and has hit safely in 15 of his last 20 games, batting .323 with nine RBI since July 19.